Mama Sooz’s Pumpkin Cookies

Mama Sooz’s Pumpkin Cookies

Fall is my favorite season, hands leaves down.  I love, love watching football, wearing jeans, scarves and boots, and bundling up and snuggling outside by a fire (with smores of course).  One of my absolute favorite things about this time of year is my mom’s pumpkin cookies.  They are pretty famous around these parts and  my family and friends always look forward to devouring them when fall hits.  I realize you can buy Libby’s canned pumpkin all year and we could eat them all the time, but there’s something about this time of year that makes them special and extra delicious.  I never crave pumpkin during the spring or summer but now I try to put it in everything: smoothies, coffee, tea, shampoo (too far?).DSC_0507

I decided to whip some of my mom’s cookies tonight because my Photo a Day was SECRET.  This is relevant because the recipe for these cakey delights has never been shared, except with my siblings.  It’s not that my mom likes to keep things to herself; she is honestly the most generous person I know.  This is just the one recipe that my mom holds close to her heart and shares through baking them for those that she loves.

Although I don’t feel right sharing her secret recipe to the Inter-webs (yet) , I’m happy to share the ingredients that we use as well as other bloggers that have similar recipes.  You see we’ve tried to convince her for as long as I can remember to sell her cookies to our local coffee shop, so I’m holding out until she does.  She’s pretty stinkin’ cute and I can’t imagine anyone that wouldn’t want to buy cookies from her 🙂  Mama Sooz’s Pumpkin Cookies.  Need to make it happen.

DSC_0259For the cookies we use the following:DSC_0490

For the cream cheese frosting:DSC_0492

I realize that having the ingredients without the recipe is like having a puzzle without the box to know what you’re making.  I really contemplated whether or not to even post about these cookies.  However, they are my favorite part of fall and tie into my photo of the day, so hopefully this small tidbit into my family helps make up for the lack of information.  And if you are ever in the Cincinnati area I will gladly make you a special batch of these luvins, so you can taste them yourself.

Here are some other recipes that have similar ingredients to the ones we make:

Food Network Pumpkin Cookies

My Baking’s Addiction’s Pumpkin Cookies

Life’s Ambrosia Pumpkin Cookies

Martha Stewart’s Pumpkin Whoopies

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Do you have any family recipes that are a secret?

1Comment
  • suzie
    Posted at 14:01h, 16 October Reply

    What a lovely post…might have to copy that sprinkle addition..they never looked better!

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