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#1 Old 11-14-2007, 03:26 PM
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i wanted to try this pumpkin cookie recipe i found so when i was out getting groceries i grabbed what i needed for the cookies. but when i looked at the recipe again at home i realized i bought the wrong kind of pumpkin. i always thought baking=canned pumpkin NOT pie filling unless you're making pie (duh). but the recipe actually calls for pumpkin pie filling.

will it still work with the canned pumpkin? what's the difference anyway i figured the pie filling just had sugar and spices added to it, can i just add something to the canned pumpkin to make it usable? or should i, as my husband suggested, wait for a food drive to come along (anyone who's ever volunteered for a food drive knows that for some reason a lot of people think poor people need canned pumpkin)

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Typically, it's pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, sometimes allspice and clove) and sugar that is added to canned pumpkin to make it "filling". I'd just spice it up myself.

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I think you should be fine with the plain pumpkin...it's what I use anyway when making a pie...I personally am not a fan of the filling. I'm not 100% sure but the filling probably has spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon, perhaps some cloves...you can add whatever you like spice wise. I never use the amount of nutmet and cloves that recipes call for...I use less but that's just my preference. I can't imagine it making much of a difference at all in your recipe. I'm going to go check to see if I have a can of each.....



Looks like AHIMSA beat me to it...and with a lot less words!!!
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Karen, I'm with you on the nutmeg and clove...I use more cinnamon and less of all the rest!

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If you don't have pumpkin pie spice on hand you could probably get away with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a fourth of a teaspoon each nutmeg, ginger, and clove, but I don't know how much you're making. Just use the amount of sugar you think a batch of cookies needs if you think the recipe calls for too little.
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thanks guys. i'm not going to make them right now, i was going to make them when we had company coming cause my hubby won't eat them so i don't want to be stuck with a whole batch to myself (that'd be a shame lol) plus i like having the house smell like fresh baked something or other when people come over

but they've come and gone so i gotta wait til we have someone over again or til we go visit someone. i will try with the canned pumpkin and let you know though

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You have other options for that canned plain pumpkin, - I have recipes for pumpkin pancakes (these are fabulous), pumpkin yeast bread (also very very good), pumpkin quick breads, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cheesecake. I'm going to be making mini pumpkin cheesecakes this weekend.
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well see hubby doesn't like pumpkin in any shape or form, it's just the 2 of us and i don't want to be .. er.. forced.. to eat a whole batch of whatever myself so i'll wait til i have someone to share with

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You have other options for that canned plain pumpkin, - I have recipes for pumpkin pancakes (these are fabulous), pumpkin yeast bread (also very very good), pumpkin quick breads, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cheesecake. I'm going to be making mini pumpkin cheesecakes this weekend.



I would love to have your recipes for pumpkin pancakes, and pumpkin bars if ou dont mind sharing....!
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Pumpkin Pancakes (you may want to double this if you're feeding a larger group):



1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 egg

¾ cup milk

½ cup pumpkin

1 Tablespoon oil

½ teaspoon cinnamon (or mixed pumpkin pie spice)



Whisk together. Bake on griddle.



I found the pumpkin bars recipe at http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Bars-I/Detail.aspx This one makes 2 9x13 pans, but you can easily cut it in half. I brought these into work and they were gone in no time!
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well see hubby doesn't like pumpkin in any shape or form, it's just the 2 of us and i don't want to be .. er.. forced.. to eat a whole batch of whatever myself so i'll wait til i have someone to share with



Could you freeze them? This wouldn't work for me personally because I'd probably devour them right out of the freezer if I really liked them. I'd be gorged, and have a frostbitten gastric lining too.



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