Harry Potter Pumpkin Cookies

If you’re sick of pumpkin, sorry for ya!Β  πŸ˜€ I just opened my second 7 pound can of pumpkin for the season…most of which is in the freezer, rest assured. Mr. Prevention rarely requests much outside of Buffalo Chicken Dip (which, by the way, is being made for today’s Illini game), so when he requested pumpkin cookies this week, I happily obliged.

Rosmerta’s Pumpkin Cookies from Harry Potter

1 cup pumpkin
1 egg
2 cups flour – all purpose
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening 50/50 Smart Balance Butter Blend (2 sticks)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

3 2 Tbsp butter*
Β½ 1/4 cup brown sugar*
4 2 Tbsp fat-free milk*
ΒΎ Β½ tsp vanilla*
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar*

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350Β° F.

Cream sugar and butter. Add vanilla, egga, and pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients – mix well. Use teaspoon to drop cookies on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. While cookies bake, prepare the frosting.

Pumpkin Cookie Frosting Directions:

Bring 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and milk to a boil in sauce pan. Cool for a short while. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Drizzle onto cookies and allow to cool before storing in an air-tight container. Yield: 4 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information (per cookie): 81 calories; 4.3 g. fat;Β  11 mg. cholesterol; 89 mg. sodium; 10.4 g. carbohydrate; 6.4 g. sugar; 0.2 g. fiber; 0.7 g. protein

Result: Muahaha…these are goood!! Granted, there is nothing healthy at all, whatsoever about these cookies…but that’s okay! Once in awhile πŸ˜‰ The cookies are small, so you can do some damage control that way. Using a butter made with healthy oils that is non-hydrogenated makes the fat in the cookies a heart-healthy fat. Next time I will probably try these cookies with whole wheat pastry flour just to add some nutrition and fiber. Enjoy!

It is a goooooooorgeous weekend in central Ohio! I am LOVING it!!

Off to make chili, root on my Illini…and root against the Buckeyes with the girls!

Question: Were you/are you a Harry Potter fan? Which house would you have been in: Gryffindor, Slyterin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw?

According to this quiz, I’m a Hufflepuff…but I would’ve placed myself in Gryffindor πŸ˜‰

HP love,

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17 Comments

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17 responses to “Harry Potter Pumpkin Cookies

  1. LOVE Harry Potter(the movies, not so much the books)
    Definitely Ravenclaw

  2. Um where did you get a SEVEN POUND can of pumpkin? And where can I sign up for one? These cookies look amazing! I could never tire of pumpkin. Ever.

  3. My roommate and I were SUCH big Harry Potter fans! I have all the books and everything…

    Never got really into the movies, though- my roommate actually wore her Hermoine costume from halloween to one of the movies once…

    I give her a hard time for that one. :p

  4. You had me at Harry Potter!!!!!!! I’m such a fan!! πŸ™‚ Definitely Gryffindor… no doubt!! πŸ™‚ Those cookies look wonderful!!

  5. Am a fan of Harry, books anyway. Movies less so. I would have to say Gryffindor, but I’ll see what the quiz tells me :).

  6. I got Hufflepuff too πŸ™‚

  7. I woulda wanted to be a Gryffindor for sure. Love that this is a Harry Potter-themed recipe, hah.

  8. Hey girl!!! I read ALL the harry potter books! bahah. I was obsessed. Im not a big movie gal when it comes to harry potter tho. either way- these cookies sure do sound great! have a great weekend!

  9. I’m not sick of the pumpkin recipes yet! I just bought a few cans and am planning on making some cookies and/or breads and/or pancakes!

  10. Mmm…these look tasty! I do like Harry Potter, but I read them for the first time earlier this year! I would have picked Ravenclaw and the quiz put me in Ravenclaw!

    On another note, one of the next times you cover a health topic, will you provide some resources for where to learn about eating healthy for a problem gallbladder? Thanks!

  11. I have watched the movies, but I am not THAT into it. These cookies look awesome. There’s gotta be some vitamin A in those cookies, right? I love pumpkin and I am happy to have some around here. I think I may need to make some pumpkin cookies. I love them with chocolate chips inside.

  12. What a NERD! πŸ™‚

    So…how the heck did you freeze your pumpkin?! I tried to but it turned a weird and inedible consistency. I had to throw away about 5 pounds! It was very sad.

    I hope you enjoyed sushi rock. Nick is working late tonight and I may just have to make these cookies…. I’m not sick of pumpkin yet!

  13. I have not read one single Harry Potter book or watched one HP movie. Is that a bad thing? Tell me what I’m missing out on Mrs. Prevention. πŸ˜‰

  14. Pumpkin cookies looks yum, nice and different…i love harry porter too…

  15. I could never be sick of pumpkin! And I’ll admit, I love Harry Potter too. πŸ™‚ The cookies look incredible!

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  17. I got sorted by the sorting hat at the Harry Potter Exhibition in Toronto (yeah, I’m that cool).
    I was totally Hufflepuff too. But I wanted Hufflepuff, so that was awesome.

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