|Time for Pumpkin Cookies!|
October was a favorite time in our house for the usual costume-y, candy-filled reasons, but we had an added bonus.
My mother (the saint) was born on Halloween.
Which meant October held not only bonfires and hay rides, but also a traditional pumpkin shaped cake, made in a bunt pan, with a half-banana "stem" stuck in the middle, and covered in bright orange seven-minute frosting. I have never, ever liked seven-minute frosting, but tradition is tradition is tradition.
|I imagine this was my Mom's Birthday Party - circa 1978.|
Mom is lovely as usual. And, get a load of that mustache on my dad!
On Halloween night, after we got home from Trick or Treating, Mom ALWAYS told us that we couldn't eat much candy, because we HAD to go to bed, as she had to grab her black hat, climb on her broomstick and fly to the big meeting at midnight.
We thought she was a real, honest to goodness Witch.
A GOOD Witch. But, a Witch.
Well it makes sense, doesn't it? Halloween Birthday? A love of all things Halloween-y? You see?
We were convinced.
She even has a bit of a nose.
A bit. Not a huge, pointy nose, but a bit of a nose.
She knows it. She won't mind me telling you.
Minus the witchy wart.
My mother LOVES Halloween, as one who is born on such a fun day would.
This morning, little girl and I "face-timed" with her, and Mom aimed her iPad at her vast collection of decorative witches and pumpkins for Miss M to see. She showed us a witch made from a gourd, a witch made of a shell, a beautiful hand-made crafty witch, and the witch marionette that I made her eons ago with a BRIGHT green polymer clay face and giant pink lips. It was pretty funny to see that thing again.
After we disconnected from "The Facetime", all I could think of was making Pumpkin Cookies.
So I did.
And now, you can too.
Add the Egg and Vanilla to the creamed mixture and beat well.
Alternate adding the canned Pumpkin and Dry Ingredients to the Creamed mixture.
Stir in the Chocolate Chips.
Drop by Tablespoonfuls (I use a cookie scoop) onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 20-25 minutes.
Immediately ride the school bus home and grab a few with a glass of milk.
Or just lay down in front of the oven and BARK until Momma gives you one.
|Freeze the extras!|
|BARK until you get one!|
OH! I'm also doing something I saw on Pinterest with Plastic Snakes, a Grapevine Wreath and some Black Spray Paint. Stay Tuned....
|I LOVE HALLOWEEN!|