Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

It used to be that when I think about cookies, I would envision something with a little crisp somewhere. Over the baking years, I learned that cookies aren't defined by the crunch factor. It can be soft and cake-like too.

This pumpkin cookie recipe that I tried out the other day is just that - a scrumptious mini cake. I found it really addictive. So, if you have a weakness for eating more than you should, I suggest that you invite me over to help reduce the numbers available in your cookie jar. I'm kidding, of course.


Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Click Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies for the recipe, which I found at the Very Best Baking  website.

The changes I made:
1) I replaced 1 cup canned pure pumpkin with the real deal. Steam fresh pumpkin (about 470g gave me just a little over a cup) with skin on, until tender. That took me about 30minutes. Scoop the flesh out and mash. Leave it on a strainer to drip excess liquid away while you collect and mix the rest of the ingredients. Add in as instructed.

2) I went with baking paper, instead of greasing the pan.

3) I baked mine at 165C for 12-13 minutes, just over a baking tbsp size each, which gave me about 44 pieces.

Tip: Don't be too quick to prepare the glaze because it will begin to harden soon enough.

Honestly speaking: It's tasty enough without the glaze, and may even be 'too sweet' for some people. However, I like the sugar glaze because it adds a little crunch on top. On my next attempt, I will work on reducing the sugar in the dough so that I can glaze with abandon.

I only prepared a small amount of glaze for this batch because I didn't want it on all the cookies. My adventure in pictures:


Top-left, clockwise: The 470g pumpkin, spooned steamed pumpkin,
combining the flour, beating wet and dry ingredients together.

Top-left, clockwise: The wet cookie dough, 1 tbsp on baking paper,
bake in pre-heated oven, preparing the sugar glaze

Soft Pumpkin Cookies Fresh Out Of The Oven

The No-glaze Pumpkin Cookie

Taking A Bite!

Nice Bottom!

Have you baked a cake-like cookie before?


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16 comments:

  1. We will have a pumpkin in September. So I have to time to check it.

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    1. I'm looking forward to the pumpkin season. There's so many interesting recipes to try.

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  2. The glaze looks pretty but I wouldn't having these cookies without the glaze. I was always under the impression that all cookies come with a crunch. I did bake a cake-like variety once but I made some mistake with the proportions. Would love to bake these and pumpkin is often used in my kitchen.

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    1. I thought the same once, but as I delved into baking, I learned otherwise :)

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  3. I have bakes many cake like cookies as an excuse to have cookies for breakfast :) These look great!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Cathleen! That's a great idea. I hadn't thought about it as breakfast ;)

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  4. I am such a cookie lover! And these look perfect enough to save for the fall. Hurry up fall! Well, there is no reason to wait!

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  5. Oh wow I just drooling looking at your cookies photo!
    okay...I never ever bake anything
    so I don't know everything about it
    only thing I know is just eat it xoxo
    well done for the nice baked cookies
    I wish to have some from you xoxo
    MY-Emily

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    1. Oh Emily, eat is all you need to do if you do come to my home ;)

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  6. Yum! I've not tried any pumpkin cookies before. Won't you send me some?? Hahaha!

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  7. I love the texture of these cookies...looks delicious Sharon!
    Have a great week :D

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    1. Thank you, Juliana. Happy weekend! xo

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  8. Hi Sharon,

    Totally agree with you that cakey cookies can be equally delicious too. Like your "nice-bottom" pumpkin cookies :D

    Zoe

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    1. Aww..thanks Zoe. I look forward to reading your baking posts. Have a great weekend! :D

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