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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Semi-Healthy Pumpkin Spiced and Sprinkled Cookies

Hello Friends!  Happy Tuesday!

My Tuesday is going particularly well as I slept in until 9:30 and have been lounging in my pjs watching Gilmore Girls and drinking delish peppermint mocha coffee.  Are you totally jealous?? :-)

No, I'm not pulling a sick day...its my first week on Fall Break!  That means no classes for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!

I decided today was going to be pajama day (until I leave for the gym in a bit...but gym clothes are just as comfy so it's all good).  And then I suppose I should then shower and get dressed to get my hurr did.  But I will take half a pj day!

I also get extra time to blog surf AND to do a fun cookie post!  I shared with you on my Friday Five Foodie Finds this past Friday {Fall Food Love} these delightful looking Pumpkin Cookies I needed to try to make.  Aaaand I did! :-)

I made modifications of course so check it out!

Pumpkin Spiced and Sprinkled Cookies

  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • brown sugar/cinnamon mixture and sprinkles of your choice for rolling in (the cookie dough balls...not yourself...)

 How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit (when you're ready to bake).
  2. Cream together sugars and butter.  
  3. Add eggs. Add pumpkin and combine.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to the mixture.
  6. For less sticky dough, which is optimal for rolling in sugar, cover dough and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.
  7. Roll dough in sugar/cinnamon and fun sprinkles.
  8. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  9. Enjoy the semi-healthy treat! :-)

Can you tell that I just measure cookie dough balls by means of guestimation? ;-)

Welp I better get ready to go to the gym.  Or get ready to watch another episode of Gilmore Girls...these pjs are TOO COMFY!

Enjoy this recipe and share it with friends!  I brought some of these delights to the family I babysit for and they got rave reviews!

Have a Happy Tuesday!
~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~

What would you do if you had a day off?  Spend it in pjs like me?

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