Joy is not a gush; Joy is not jolliness. Joy is simply perfect acquiescence in God's will, because the soul delights itself in God Himself. "I delight to do Thy will." said Jesus though the cup was the cross, in such agony no man knew. It cost Him blood. O take the Fatherhood of God in the blessed Son the Saviour, and by the Holy Ghost; rejoice in the will of God, and nothing else. Bow down your heads and your hearts before God, and let the will, the blessed will of God, be done.
recipe credit goes to.. Vanderbilt Wife.
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter (can sub shortening or use a mixture of the two)
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 tsp vanilla
Sift the first five ingredients together (flour through salt).
In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Beat well.
Add dry ingredients all at once and stir gently to form a smooth batter. It will look like this and taste really yummy.. and no, you can't ask me how I know that.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes at 350. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
3 T butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp instant coffee -I added a little more, 'cause I am coffee freak.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 T heavy cream
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add milk, brown sugar, and coffee granules and bring to a bubble over medium heat. Once bubbling, cook two minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. (I transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.)
When cool, stir powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream into the sugar mixture. Spoon or drizzle over cooled cookies. I would suggest letting them set up a bit before serving them.. other wise you have a mess.. although it is a yummy mess.
Here is another variation for these cookies.. I frosted some with some cream cheese frosting and they were really good. So I guess what I am trying to say is these cookies are pretty much good no matter what. .. so go make some! And remember...
"Rejoice in the Lord always ( not just when you have cookies) again I say rejoice!" Phil. 4:4