Thanksgiving: Desserts. November 26, 2009Posted by ourfriendben in homesteading, recipes, wit and wisdom.
Tags: cranberry oatmeal cookies, pumpkin roll, Thanksgiving desserts, Thanksgiving recipes
Silence Dogood here, continuing a week of Thanksgiving-themed recipes here at Poor Richard’s Almanac. One thing it’s easy to be thankful for is a delicious homemade dessert. But if you’re not a pumpkin pie fan, or you just want to provide an extra dessert or two, you may be stuck trying to think of something appropriate.
Never fear! Between this yummy pumpkin roll and these easy, delectable cranberry oatmeal cookies, you’ll never be at a loss again!
For the cake:
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup 100% pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup flour
For the filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 Tbsps. butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. real vanilla extract
For the cake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, baking soda, cinnamon, and flour. Beat well. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit a jelly roll pan (or use a large rimmed cookie sheet), and line the pan with the paper. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and lift out of pan with parchment paper. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then roll up with parchment paper so the layers don’t stick together. Cool for 2 hours.
For the filling: Mix the cream cheese, butter, cup of powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Unroll the cake, remove the parchment paper, spread the filling over the entire surface of the cake, and reroll. Sprinkle more powdered sugar over the top. Refrigerate to set the filling.
Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries (“craisins”) or coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1 12-oz. package vanilla or white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats, raisins and cranberries. Stir in vanilla or white chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Makes 6 dozen.
Yum! Just thinking of these makes me feel thankful.
We wish each and every one of you a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving. Our favorite Thanksgiving prayer is the beautiful old French prayer, “For this good food and joy renewed, we give you thanks, oh Lord.” We also like “God bless this table and all of us around it.” And let’s not forget that ultimate prayer, Tiny Tim’s “God bless us, every one.”
‘Til next time,