What I regret most about my Mom not being with us today is that she never met my kids. I would have liked them to have been able to visit "MeMe," sit at her kitchen table and eat one of her baked goods while they chatted. The best I can do for my kids is make some of my Mom's favorite treats.
Every fall, you could count on a plate of Pumpkin Cookies at our house. My Mom got the recipe from a small gourmet shop in the town where I grew up. I am lucky enough to have her original recipe in my collection. Don't tell my sisters. They will want to steal it from me.
My Mom would write comments and notes on her recipes.
They must be good. Check out her comment.
My Notes - I follow my Mom's handwritten notes and bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. I also substitute the following frosting recipe.
Frosting for Pumpkin Cookies
4 tablespoons of butter, softened
3 cups of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
4 - 5 tablespoons of milk
Beat butter in a large bowl. With the mixer on low, add the powdered sugar slowly. Add the lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of the milk. Add additional milk if the frosting is too thick to spread on the cookies. Make sure the cookies are completely cool before frosting.
My kids will be having a plate of Pumpkin Cookies as their snack today. Thanks for the recipe Mom.