Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pumpkiny goodness

Turtle Pumpkin Pie (from Kraft Foods Magazine)

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. caramel ice cream topping, divided
1 HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. PLANTERS Pecan Pieces, divided
1 cup cold milk
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided

POUR 1/4 cup caramel topping into crust; sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans.
BEAT milk, pudding mixes, pumpkin and spices with whisk until blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. Spread into crust.
REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour. Top with remaining COOL WHIP, caramel topping and pecans just before serving.


Pumpkin Cookies (more like perfect little pumpkin cakes than crunchy cookies)

1/2 cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Pumpkin
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 cups Flour

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add other cookie ingredients. Spoon out small amounts on cookie sheet (about the size of a walnut). Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from oven and remove from the pan because they continue to cook. Cool on wax paper, then frost.

1/2 cup Margarine
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 tsp. Vanilla

Cream three ingredients together and add a small bag of powder sugar.