Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Winter's Repast

Sunday afternoon. Quiet. Sleepy. The house is clean from Saturday's work, the Christmas decorations are newly birthed, and Christmas music plays softly through the atmosphere.

It is the perfect winter afternoon, and a surprise visit from an old friend creates the perfect occasion for some seasonal cooking. Pumpkin raisin cookies and hot wassail. Yum.

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup raw sugar

1 cup 100% pure maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg, beaten

2 cups flour, sifted

2 cups uncooked oatmeal

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup raisins (or more, if desired)

Preheat oven to 350˚F. In large mixing bowl cream together butter, sugar, and maple syrup until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Mix into wet ingredients alternately with pumpkin, beating well after each addition. Add raisins. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Decorate cookies with extra raisins. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool on cookie rack, or eat hot with wassail.


Anonymous said...

Hi Camille {it feel's weird to write that}. haha! I just stumbled across your blog while look at the list of blogs on Emma's blog. :) You have a beauitful blog, and those cookies sound so yummy! :) I'm now following you!



P.S. I *love* your name. ;) haha!

Camille Rose Wolaver said...

Hello Camille! Nice to meet a girl with my name! We're a rare bunch :) I'm so glad you like my blog. I will enjoy reading your comments in the future!