The recipe may not be readable to all, so here are the directions.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1t. baking powder
1t. baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 T. melted butter
1 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt, set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1t. vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in with dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
To make glaze: Combine confectioner’s sugar, milk, 1T melted butter, and 1 t. vanilla. Add the milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.
Now I adjusted my recipe. This is what I did.
I added whole wheat flour instead of white flour. I added 1 t. cinnamon, plus 1t. pumpkin spice, instead of the spices above. I used Splenda instead of regular sugar.
For the icing I made mine with 1/2 stick of melted butter, 1t. almond extract, instead of the vanilla. I didn’t glaze, I made the icing stiff enough to spread. I want to taste my icing!
If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?
This is a difficult position to be in. I love reading blogs as much as I love writing them. Being placed in a corner with my thinking hat on, I am now being forced to choose.
Although, I love making new friends;having new friends, I have to choose writing. The reason being is healing. I am pretty much alone in my home. This causes one of two things. I can either talk to myself and answer my own thoughts, or I can write and heal.
It sill isn’t quite a complete puzzle. The healing comes from writing and the comments made by other friends and bloggers. Could I heal while only writing? While thinking this over, the answer could be yes.
I can use it as an example. If you are so mad at someone, or have been hurt terribly, you can write. After completing the letter, you can go back and read it. You can store it and read it again later. You can save it, and maybe by reading it again, you can heal the mouth that can wound others. I have done this just today. I have placed it in my save box, to read later. I will try to heal thy self without hurting others.
I have another prospect to also heal without reading others blogger and receiving their comments. What is the answer here? It is tried and true. Speak to God. Let God know your hurts, your desires, your pain. Let him guide you through your words. I guarantee if you let him lead your fingers it will work! When you have written the letter, you can go back and read. You will see God’s answer to your problem. The glory of this is that it is too easy. We are always looking for other ways to heal. We go to friends, co-workers, parents, spouses. The whole time we are running around telling everyone, we could have spotted the answer, staring us in the face.
So with this challenge being written, I have to say I would continue to write and have God sitting here by my side, guiding my fingers all the way. The sad note added here is, I would miss my friends, who are now a part of my family, terribly.
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O heavenly father, I want to thank-you
For keeping me safe today
For protecting my soul
From all of harm’s way.
For protecting my heart
Against sorrow and pain
For lifting my spirits
Showing I have much to gain.
Thank-you Lord for giving to me
The courage to stand the courage to be
Whom you have created so very unique
I have learned to you I must seek.
Big bad wolves come in fake colors
Trying to steal this soul you have made
I thank-you Lord, for allowing me to see
That I can shine bright, and just be me.
I am not perfect, and do make mistakes
I can hurt others unintentionally
But I get down on bended knee
Knowing that you will always forgive me.
Thank-you Lord for keeping me strong
To deal with sadness that comes my way
Thank-you for letting me share a piece of my heart
With whom ever comes in my day.
Now the time is coming near
That we celebrate the day you came
You took our sins and wiped them clean
I praise you God, I praise your name.
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