Thursday, 21 January 2010 05:53

Great Pumpkin Cookies

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  • 2 cups Oats
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pumpkin purée
  • 1.5 cups butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  1. PREHEAT oven to 350.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to combine.  Add oats and stir to combine.
  3. In another bowl cream butter till light and fluffy.
  4. Add sugars gradually till combine.
  5. Add egg and vanilla.
  6. Alternate adding dry ingredients and pumpkin to the sugar/butter mix until all ingredients are combined.
  7. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray and drop cookies by the tablespoon.
  8. Cook 15 minutes and see where the cookies are at.  You may have to cook them more or less depending on the oven.  They are a soft cookie, but they should be firm.

NOTE: If you aren't going to eat them relatively quickly, put them in a ziplock and store in the fridge.

Last modified on Thursday, 17 February 2011 22:38

Recipes de Mi Mamá

We have taken our mamás’ y abuelitas’ traditional Hispanic recipes and made them fit our healthier lifestyles.

Some basic Tips to remember are:

Abuelita cooking

1. Look for alternatives to lard and butter. Try olive or sesame seed oil and use about half of what the recipe calls for, you can always add a little water to the oil if you need to.

2. Try to boil, grill and bake rather than fry.

3. Replace your white rice with brown rice and your grains with whole grains make sure to use corn tortillas rather than flower.

4. Double your fruits and vegetables in every recipe.

5. Substitute your steak and ground beef for leaner proteins such as chicken or ground turkey.

6. You can still have dessert but make sure that fruit is a major ingredient.

7. Make sure that your plate has ¼ lean protein, ¼ whole grains, and ½ fruits/vegetables.

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