Pumpkin Pockets & Peanut Butter Cups

These recipes were inspired by KIY over at Rocking Chairs and a Tricycle and her perpetual Pumpkin fetish. I had some pumpkin in the cabinet, (LOL I know Kiy still has at least 1 can too) that I wanted to use up, so I made some pumpkin dough and then got creative too.
PUMPKIN POCKETS

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 JUMBO eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup rum
  • Soak the golden raisins in the rum while preparing the dough.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream butter and pumpkin together. Be sure and scrape sides of bowl.
  • Add sugars and cream again.
  • Add 1 egg at a time until well blended.
  • Sift together dry ingredients and add in thirds until well blended.
  • Divide dough into thirds.**
  • Chill dough firm.
  • When chilled slice into rounds.
  • Drain raisins.
  • On top of each round put a few of the butterscotch chips and a few of the raisins.
  • Top with another round.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes.
PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter*
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 JUMBO eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream butter and peanut butter together. Be sure and scrape sides of bowl.
  • Add sugars and cream again.
  • Add 1 egg at a time until well blended.
  • Sift together dry ingredients and add in thirds until well blended.
  • Divide dough into thirds.**
  • Chill dough firm.
  • When chilled slice into rounds.
  • On top of each round put a few of the milk chocolate chips.
  • Top with another round.
  • Bake 12 minutes.
  • I sometimes dip them in melted almond bark after.
*I prefer JIF or Skippy peanut butter
**I split the dough into thirds and with wax paper makes cookie rolls. I freeze 2 of the rolls for future use and make 1 tray at a time so they are always fresh baked and I only make the mess once for 3 batches.
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2 comments:

Kiy said...

Oh, haha! I love it. I wonder how many cans I really have. I seem to be blocking that I might have more than one still in the pantry. These look great, but I am a lazy baker. I don't bake cookies as a rule. More of a pie or cake gal. Mess up my kitchen, toss whatever into the oven and clean up the kitchen. Having to keep popping stuff in and out of the oven drives me nuts. Lazy, that's me! :)

But, oh my these looks tasty! Well, except for the dead grapes (raisins). But just as is they look great and if a cookie recipe could tempt me outta my laziness, it's these.

Cheers!

Kiy

jenjen said...

Hi Tamy! Those look wonderful! I have never heard of them. They look yummy!

Jen