Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Here’s a yummy Christmas cookie for all to try! (You might want to just double this recipe since it doesn’t make much.)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (I pretty much tripled this—we love cinnamon!)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (I just went ahead and melted it all.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tbsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375.

Mix the top five dry ingredients.  Then add the butter.  Once the consistency resembles crumbs, mx in the sugar, pumpkin, and orange zest.  Add the chocolate chips.  Drop spoonfuls 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cool and serve.  Or store away with the other Christmas cookies.  Yummers!!

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Photo by Vincent Krembs

Recipe: Russian Tea Cakes

This is a recipe from late Grandma Soogie, so you can be assured they are divine!  The best part: they are so easy!!

Sift together

  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cream

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients with the butter mixute.  Add 3/4 cup (or a little more) finely chopped hazelnuts or pecans. 

With the oven at 400, form 1 inch balls and place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes. 

Right before they are cool, roll the cookie balls in powdered sugar.  Let them cool.  Serve immediately or store for the holiday season.

See, I told you they were easy!  And oh, so delicious!!

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Here’s a yummy Christmas cookie for all to try! (You might want to just double this recipe since it doesn’t make much.)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (I pretty much tripled this—we love cinnamon!)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (I just went ahead and melted it all.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tbsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375.

Mix the top five dry ingredients.  Then add the butter.  Once the consistency resembles crumbs, mx in the sugar, pumpkin, and orange zest.  Add the chocolate chips.  Drop spoonfuls 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cool and serve.  Or store away with the other Christmas cookies.  Yummers!!

This was the night of the actual Thanksgiving date, Thursday, November 27.  We had planned to leave for Lonavla on this day, but with the tragedy that was happening at this time, we stayed in.  We roasted a chicken and had mashed potatoes and green beans.  Luckily, we had made pumpkin walnut bars (the recipe has been posted here, and they are so good!), so we had those for dessert.  The day was a somber one, but putting up the tree with two adorable kids is a definite mood lifter. 

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The spread was yummy—a bit random with hotdogs, but regardless very yummy.

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Cheers!

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This is almost everyone: the Reverman’s, the Williams-Singh’s, the Ferzandi’s, and the Krembs’.

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These were our hosts up in Lonavla, Plum and Memaz.  They are like our grandparents away from home, and they treat us like family.  We love these two very much.

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Thanksgiving at Lonavla, 2008

 

This is almost everyone: the Reverman’s, the Williams-Singh’s, the Ferzandi’s, and the Krembs’.

This is almost everyone: the Reverman’s, the Williams-Singh’s, the Ferzandi’s, and the Krembs’.

 

Cheers!

Cheers!

 

The spread was yummy—a bit random with hotdogs, but regardless very yummy.

The spread was yummy—a bit random with hotdogs, but regardless very yummy.

 

These were our hosts up in Lonavla, Plum and Memaz.  They are like our grandparents away from home, and they treat us like family.  We love these two very much.

These were our hosts up in Lonavla, Plum and Memaz. They are like our grandparents away from home, and they treat us like family. We love these two very much.

Well, it hasn’t been the Thanksgiving we anticipated, but we all remain in good cheer here at the house.  Despite the devastation outside, the kids are happy and excited to have the tree up.  Christmas season is here!  Happy Thanksgiving.  We are so thankful for all of you.

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