PUMPKIN and FRESH GINGER COOKIES



Ingredients:
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed light )
- 1 cup pumpkin ( puree)
- 1 egg (lg )
- 2 tablespoon ginger (grated fresh root)
- 2 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter (unsalted softened)
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup walnut (chopped )
- 1 cup currant ( or chopped raisins)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease cookie sheets. Combine sugar, pumpkin, egg, ginger, sour cream and vanilla in food processor. Process a smooth puree. Add the butter and process 8 more seconds. Mix the flour baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir the dry ingredients into the liquid in 2 stages just until blended. Fold in the walnuts and currants. Spoon tablespoons of dough on the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes. The cookies will still be soft to touch when they are done. Cool on the sheet for two minutes then transfer to a rack to finish cooling. Note Do not substitute powdered ginger in the recipe as fresh ginger and powdered ginger are very different in flavour. From Farmers Almanac Cookie Lovers Calendar 1997 Makes 2 Dozen
Techniques: baking
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