Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Week

Last week, our theme was pumpkins. Conrad had a blast doing our activities, and I had a lot of fun as well (It was my first time carving a pumpkin by myself) The following activities are just two of the activities we enjoyed this week.

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

For this Activity, you will need the following things:

  • one box of spice cake mix
  • one can of Pumpkin
  • a mixing bowl
  • a mixing spoon
  • a cookie sheet
  • parchment or waxed paper
  • cooking spray
These cookies are super easy to make, and really yummy!

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Next place the parchment paper on the cookie sheet, and spray with cooking spray.
Now you are ready to make the cookie "dough"

Dump the Spice cake mix into the mixing bowl, and then add the pumpkin.

Next mix the two things together.

Until it looks something like this:

Now, drop the batter by the tablespoon onto the prepared cookie sheet. (about 1-2 inches apart)

Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes depending on your oven, until the edges start to brown a bit. Take out of the oven to cool on pan for about five minutes, before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling. This recipe should make about three dozen small cookies. They are great with some cream cheese frosting, but are also great alone. They will be soft like a muffin, so don't expect a hard cookie.

We HEART these cookies! :)

I should warn you, these cookies are very addicting! :) We made these on Tuesday of last week, and they were pretty much gone by thursday! :) 

One of our other pumpkin projects was pumpkin painting. The Following pictures are of our adventures in doing this. (note, I used some glow in the dark finger paint that I got as a gag gift several years ago, it didn't dry properly, but does glow nicely.)

Tomorrow, we are having our Halloween party. I invited my cousin and her daughters to join us. I will be sure to take a lot of pictures, and write another post later this week with pictures from our party, and a few more Pumpkin activities! :)

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