Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pumpkin Cookies

This is from the Food Network magazine, and it's a new favorite over here!!  This recipe is super easy and very yummy.  Enjoy them plain or topped with homemade cream cheese frosting!

Pumpkin Cookies

Beat 6 TBLS softened butter (or coconut oil) with
1 1/3 cups sugar with a mixer until fluffy.
Beat in 1 cup pumpkin,
1 egg, and
1 tsp vanilla.
Whisk 2 cups flour,
1 tsp baking soda, and
1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, and
1/2 tsp salt.
Stir into pumpkin mixture.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400* for 12 minutes and cool.
*Optional* Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1 TBLS milk and spread on the cookies.

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.



Monday, November 11, 2013

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

With the holidays approaching, this is something worth trying!!  I made it and LOVED IT!  It's so amazingly nutritious you won't even feel guilty for eating it :)  There are 2 variations I found that sound super yummy.  I tried the first one, but haven't yet tried the second one.  Here are the links...

http://www.sweetlyraw.com/2012/11/raw-pumpkin-pie.html

http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2012/11/raw-pumpkin-pie.html#.UoDaqnAXND8