Dessert

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Warm, chewy and melt in your mouth! Perfect for Fall or any time of the year. You are going to love these Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. The great part about this recipe is your gluten free friends are going to enjoy them, but even if you don’t have gluten issues you are going to love them too! It is a win, win for sure.

 Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields:  18-20 cookies

Prep: 10 minutes + 4 hours chill time | Cook Time: 12 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 22 minutes

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose gluten free flour
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend contains it)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cups unsalted butter (12 TBS), melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Start with a medium mixing bowl. You will want to add your gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt into one bowl. Whisk to combine till well  mixed.
  2. By hand or with an electric mixer you will want to mix pumpkin, melted butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Once well mixed stir in the vanilla and egg yolks.  
  4. Pour in flour mixture, and mix on low-medium speed – being careful not to overmix.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips by hand.
  6. Cover mixing bowl with plastic wrap and allow dough to chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 4 days before removing to bake.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Evenly scoop cookie dough balls onto baking sheet, leaving 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Edges should be a light golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and allow cookies to continue cooking on baking sheet for 3 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes + 4 hours chill time | Cook Time: 12 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 22 minutes
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose gluten free flour
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend contains it)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (12 TBS), melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Start with a medium mixing bowl. You will want to add your gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt into one bowl. Whisk to combine till well  mixed.

    By hand or with an electric mixer you will want to mix pumpkin, melted butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes.

    Once well mixed stir in the vanilla and egg yolks.  

    Pour in flour mixture, and mix on low-medium speed – being careful not to overmix.

    Fold in chocolate chips by hand.

    Cover mixing bowl with plastic wrap and allow dough to chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 4 days before removing to bake.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Evenly scoop cookie dough balls onto baking sheet, leaving 2 inches apart.

    Bake for 11-12 minutes. Edges should be a light golden brown.

    Remove from oven and allow cookies to continue cooking on baking sheet for 3 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

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Ice Cream Cone Cornucopia Snacks~Thanksgiving Snacks

Here is another quick, yet adorable snack to add to the kids table at your Thanksgiving feast!  How about  making them this week when the kids get out of school to celebrate the Holiday weekend?  I know my kids loved them!

You will need:

Sugar ice cream cones

Straw

Cup of warm water

Microwave

Filler for your cornucopias (we used trail mix)

Plastic wrap to cover

Ribbon, twine, or something to wrap around the plastic to keep it closed

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Begin by getting a small cup of warm water.  Take your straw, dip it in the water, and hold the end to trap some warm water inside the straw.  Dump that into the inside of your sugar cone.  While that softens it up from the inside, dip the outside bottom 1- 1 1/2 inches into the warm water.  Hold there for 20 seconds.  Place in the microwave for 20 seconds.  When it is done, promptly remove it and gently curl it around your straw.  Hold there for several seconds before sliding the straw gently out of the curve.

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Let the cones set for a few minutes to give it time to harden up a little.  Fill it up with something yummy.  We used trail mix from the bulk section at Winco.

Rip off a small amount of  plastic wrap and gently wrap it around the opening and tie it off with some ribbon, twine, or something cute to keep it shut.

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Halloween Food recipes ~ Easy Halloween Frankenstein Cakes

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Easy Halloween Treats Frankenstein Cakes

Halloween is so fun for both kids and adults,  I love to make fun treats for Halloween parties. But I prefer to make fast and easy treats that will bring a smile to their face but won’t take all day.  These Frankenstein Cakes are so simple because you are not cooking anything, instead just decorating. So essentially they are a “craft/treat” my older girls love making them, fun project for tweens/ teens.

Ingredients:

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  1. Set wax paper on counter or work surface, open other items and set on cookie sheet or in bowls. Unwrap snack cakes.
  2. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl according to the package’s instructions.
  3. Start with the hair or brown chocolate.  Dip one end of the snack cakes into the semi-sweet chocolates.  For Frankenstein, we just dipped the ends.  For the Brides of Frankenstein, we dipped about half of the snack cake in the semi-sweet chocolate.  You may need a knife to help spread the chocolate.
  4. Set out on wax paper and allow to air dry.  The melting wafers harden much faster and are so easy to work with!  But if you love the idea of an extra layer of chocolate, the chocolates work just fine too!
  5. Melt the green candy wafers according to package instructions into a bowl.
  6. Once the hair has hardened, you will dip the opposite corner in the green mix.
  7. Using the decorating gel, attach two eyes on each snack.
  8. Dip a Sixlet in the green candy melts and attach the nose on each snack.
  9. Use the decorating gel to create a smile, eye lashes or scar marks on your Frankensteins.
  10. For the Bride of Frankenstein, use a drawing tip or a ribbon tip and make some waves with white frosting on her hair.

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Halloween Food recipes ~ Easy Halloween Frankenstein Cakes

Easy Halloween Treats Frankenstein Cakes Halloween is so fun for both kids and adults, I love to make fun treats for Halloween parties. But I prefer to make fast and easy treats that will bring a smile to their face but won't take all day. These Frankenstein Cakes are so simple because you are not cooking anything, instead just decorating. So essentially they are a "craft/treat" my older girls love making them, fun project for tweens/ teens.
Course Dessert Party Food

Ingredients

  • Snack cakes of your choice Twinkies, Hoho’s, etc. We used Sara Lee Devil’s Food Creme Cakes.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate I used Baker’s or Brown Candy Melts
  • Green Melting Candy Wafers
  • Green Sixlets
  • Small Candy Eyes
  • Black Decorating Gel
  • White Frosting
  • Parchment Paper

Instructions

  1. Instructions:
  2. Set wax paper on counter or work surface, open other items and set on cookie sheet or in bowls. Unwrap snack cakes.
  3. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl according to the package’s instructions.
  4. Start with the hair or brown chocolate. Dip one end of the snack cakes into the semi-sweet chocolates. For Frankenstein, we just dipped the ends. For the Brides of Frankenstein, we dipped about half of the snack cake in the semi-sweet chocolate. You may need a knife to help spread the chocolate.
  5. Set out on wax paper and allow to air dry. The melting wafers harden much faster and are so easy to work with! But if you love the idea of an extra layer of chocolate, the chocolates work just fine too!
  6. Melt the green candy wafers according to package instructions into a bowl.
  7. Once the hair has hardened, you will dip the opposite corner in the green mix.
  8. Using the decorating gel, attach two eyes on each snack.
  9. Dip a Sixlet in the green candy melts and attach the nose on each snack.
  10. Use the decorating gel to create a smile, eye lashes or scar marks on your Frankensteins.
  11. For the Bride of Frankenstein, use a drawing tip or a ribbon tip and make some waves with white frosting on her hair.

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Mummy in a can Gift & Caramel Popcorn Recipe ~ Quick and easy Halloween treat idea

A Boo – Lishes Carmel Corn

Quick and easy Halloween treat idea

Thanks to Marcee for passing along this Super Thrifty gift Idea.

Supplies:

*Metal Cans
*Pliers
*Glue gun
*Toilet Paper
*White Paper
*Black Marker
*Plastic Bread bags
*Carmel Popcorn (Recipe below)
Quick and easy Halloween treat idea 1

Caramel Popcorn Recipe

5 quarts (or 3 times with the air popper)
1 cup of butter
2 cups of brown sugar
½ cup of Karo Syrup
½ tsp. of Salt
1 tsp. of vanilla
½ tsp. of baking soda

Directions

I make the popcorn in an air popper. I use two bowls. The first bowl is used for catching the popcorn; once the popcorn is finished popping the first time. I stop the machine. I shake the bowl so all the unpopped seeds fall to the bottom. I than scope up the popcorn from the 1st smaller bowl in to the 2nd larger bowl. I do this 2 more times with the air popper.

Quick and easy Halloween treat idea 2

I than melt the butter in a large pan on the stove top; once butter is almost melted; I add the brown sugar, karo syrup, and the salt; stir and turn the heat up so that the mixture boils. Once the mixture begins to boil, do not stir for 4 minutes. Once the mixture has boiled for 4 minutes remove from heat and add the soda and vanilla. Stir again. The soda will make the mixture bubble and turn a yummy golden color. Pour the mixture over the bowl of popcorn. Stir the mixture and the popcorn together. A REALLY large bowl helps. Stir until the mixture is attached to the popcorn. My kids like to eat it now, yet it will not stay for a long time unless the popcorn is baked. If you plan to store the popcorn, than you need to bake the popcorn.

 

Quick and easy Halloween treat idea 3

You will need two large cookie sheets with sides on them. Put ½ of the mixture on each pan. Bake for an hour on 400 degrees. Stirring every 15 minutes, take out of the oven and let the popcorn cool.

How to make the can mummies

Start with a used metal can from soup, beans, or anything. Make sure the inside of the can is not sharp. (If it is, please smooth it out with a pair of pliers.)

Warm up the glue gun. Next tear off an arm’s length of toilet paper. When the glue is ready, apply a nickel size amount of glue to the back side of the can. (The back is the side where the manufacturers attached their labels) Carefully attach the beginning of the toilet paper to the top of the can. Then wrap the toilet paper around the can until it is at the end. Glue the end of the toilet paper to the can. Spread the toilet paper out so the metal is showing. On some cans I added more glue to keep the toilet paper from slipping.

Quick and easy Halloween treat idea 4

I than drew two eyes and colored the iris in with black. I drew the eyes looking in different directions for fun. I cut the eyes out and attached them to the can with the hot glue.

 Quick and easy Halloween treat idea 5

Decorate them

I insert a bread bag (found at Wal-Mart) in the can. I than put the popcorn in the bag while the bag is in the can, I fill until the popcorn is over flowing and I tie the bag shut with a knot. It makes the mummies look at if they have a hat on.

My family selects another family to drop these gifts off too. I park the car down the block; one child rings the doorbell and runs. The kids like to hide outside the house to see the reaction to the recipients faces. We then run back to our car and laugh at how much fun it was. We always leave a note, so they know it is from someone they know.

My daughter wrote the note this year: “You’ve Been Boo’ed”

Quick and easy Halloween treat idea 6

It is a fun family tradition!

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Caramel Popcorn Halloween Treat

Caramel Popcorn Halloween Treat 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 5 qts Popcorn already popped

Instructions

  1. I make the popcorn in an air popper. I use two bowls. The first bowl is used for catching the popcorn; once the popcorn is finished popping the first time. I stop the machine. I shake the bowl so all the unpopped seeds fall to the bottom. I than scope up the popcorn from the 1st smaller bowl in to the 2nd larger bowl. I do this 2 more times with the air popper.

    I than melt the butter in a large pan on the stove top; once butter is almost melted; I add the brown sugar, karo syrup, and the salt; stir and turn the heat up so that the mixture boils. Once the mixture begins to boil, do not stir for 4 minutes. Once the mixture has boiled for 4 minutes remove from heat and add the soda and vanilla. Stir again. The soda will make the mixture bubble and turn a yummy golden color. Pour the mixture over the bowl of popcorn. Stir the mixture and the popcorn together. A REALLY large bowl helps. Stir until the mixture is attached to the popcorn. My kids like to eat it now, yet it will not stay for a long time unless the popcorn is baked. If you plan to store the popcorn, than you need to bake the popcorn.

    You will need two large cookie sheets with sides on them. Put ½ of the mixture on each pan. Bake for an hour on 400 degrees. Stirring every 15 minutes, take out of the oven and let the popcorn cool.

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