Saturday, October 1, 2011

19 Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and a GIVEAWAY!

Happy October 1st! :-)
It is a beautiful day outside; I have my patio doors open and am enjoying the cool breeze while Gus and Wrigley sleep in the sun!
They are exhausted from our dove hunt yesterday. . .
My man! :-)
My love of pumpkin is going to be out of control this month on Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box. . . and Pinterest is not helping!
To start off our "pumpkin loving" month of October . . . .
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Yield: about 3-4 dozen cookies 
For the cookies:
3¾ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the coating:
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
Dash of allspice
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Whisk to blend and set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the pumpkin puree.  Beat in the egg and vanilla until incorporated.  With the mixer on low speed add in the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.  Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.  Combine the sugar and spices for the coating in a bowl and mix to blend.  Scoop the dough (about 2½ tablespoons) and roll into a ball.  Coat the dough ball in the sugar-spice mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining dough to fill the sheets, spacing the dough balls 2-3 inches apart.  Dip the bottom of a flat, heavy-bottomed drinking glass in water, then in the sugar-spice mixture, and use the bottom to flatten the dough balls slightly.  Recoat the bottom of the glass in the sugar-spice mixture as needed.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until just set and baked through.  Let cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Repeat with the remaining dough.  Store in an airtight container.
Annie's Eats 
And to continue my love of pumpkins. . . 
my sweet friend, Emily, surprised me with this kitchen towel on Thursday! 
 Isn't it the cutest?? Emily's talent never ceases to amaze me!!
  Since I love it so much, I want YOU to have one too! :-)  
To enter: 
1. MANDATORY: Must be a follower of Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box and leave a comment telling me the initial you would put on your kitchen towel!
You can leave an additional comment for each of the below. 
2. Follow Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box on Facebook
3. Tweet about the giveaway
4. Facebook post about the giveaway
5. Blog about the giveaway 
6. You have Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box on your blog roll! 
7. You have Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box button on your blog! 
8. Tag something from Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box on Pinterest!  
9. StumbleUpon this post (to learn how to stumbleupon, go here
You have 9 chances to enter! 
Giveaway closes at midnight Thursday, October 6!
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  1. Hi! I'm a follower of you blog. I have been for awhile and I LOVE it. I have used so many of your recipes.. so THANKS!

    And I would put the initial "W" on the towel!

  2. And I will blog about this giveaway on Wednesday!

    (so, I'm not sure if it counts now or not!?)

  3. And you are on my blog roll!

    (I think... if thats the list of blogs I follow, on the side of my blog)

  4. I'm a follower! I would put and "O" initial on there for my Mom's last name. She is having Thanksgiving early this year because my husband and I are due with our first child very close to Thanksgiving. This would make the perfect thank you gift!

  5. Yum, pumpkin snickerdoodles! I was just wondering if someone out there had done something like this! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I am a follower! And I would put a W on the towel, my mom would love this!

  6. Umm....yum! I'm going to need to try these cookies! I LOVE pumpkin and I LOVE Fall! I'm chomping at the bit to decorate! A towel would be fabulous with none other than a B! :)

  7. Adorable! I would love a "W" towel!!!


  8. And I grabbed your blog button... thanks!!

  9. First off, you have great taste in dog names! My dog is a Wrigley cute! Second, I'm obsessed with pumpkin anything lately too! I'm a new your blog!

  10. I love you blog and you. I would put a "G" on the towel. I am going to bake some of these pumpkin recipes this week.

    Lindsay Garrett

  11. You are on Ashleigh's Blog blog roll

  12. I've pinned you (that sounds so wrong) a lot on Pinterest!


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