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Grateful for Pumpkin Cookies

I am grateful for fall veggies and fruits  , when cooking or baking the warmth and earthy smells of the fall fill the entire room.

I will share some of my recipes with you. 


Pumpkin Cookies

28 to 36 cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger

1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves

1⁄4teaspoon salt

1/2cup granulated sugar

1⁄2cup brown sugar

1⁄2cup applesauce, 

1/2 cup vegan butter

2 cups Libby’s canned pumpkin pure pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla

* PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees f 
* On parchment paper lined cookie sheet or silicone lined cookie sheet

* In bowl

* COMBINE flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and salt in medium bowl.

* Beat sugar and vegan margarine or butter in large mixer bowl until well blended.

* Beat in pumpkin, applesauce and vanilla extract until smooth.

* Gradually beat in flour mixture.

* Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

* BAKE for 13 to 16 minutes or until edges are firm.

* Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes;.

* remove to wire racks to cool completely.

* Optional Glaze

* Drizzle glaze over cookies.

* FOR GLAZE: COMBINE 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons soymilk, 1 tablespoon melted vegan butter or margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.

You can also add in raisins to batter or not. 


The body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 2012, Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis in my knee in 2014 and Factor V Leiden hetero, and Spondylolisthesis 2016 Health Advocate-Health Activist-World Changer Love photography, cooking, hiking, walking ,traveling and learning to live a new normal since my diagnosis. My Links Facebook Main Profile Main Blog Twitter - Instagram - and Support Group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l Awareness for Avascular Necrosis & Other Conditions of The Bone and Joints Avascular Necrosis Awareness Day November 29 – working with elected officials to get this recognized in all states Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis Knowledge and Education Facebook Link

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