Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tried and true since 1972 Pennsylvania Pumpkin Cookies

                     Another Halloween and only one Halloween Tradition is left in the Petersen household. Gone by the wayside is carving eight or nine pumpkins into the many faces of jack-0 lanterns to make a Pumpkin Totem Pole. 
     Baking Pennsylvania Pumpkin Cookies I still do; a recipe given to me by a neighbor when we lived in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania a borough of Pittsburgh.  Since 1972 I have baked these cookies only at Halloween time.  I give them to my neighbors (instead of cookies at Christmas; they love it.) and the last few years I bake about 175 cookies for the high school students of daughter Nicole who teaches English at Southridge in Kennewick.  (They love them too.)
     Last week I tried doing something different with the recipe by adding more spices other than cinnamon like cloves, nutmeg and ginger.  I got this idea from a recipe I saw on Pinterest.  Not a good Idea. Yesterday, I spent the day baking and frosting over two hundred cookies using the tried and true original recipe.   This is the best recipe ever.  

Happy Halloween!        Renée


Lisa said...

Oooooh, Yummy! I am going to have to try this one!

Leanne said...

Me too....have a party at work tomorrow. They love being guinea pigs!

Kim Herring said...

Thanks Renee! Perhaps I'll try these at Thanksgiving!!