Yay, I’m blogging! Remember those days when you were a child and it felt like the days dragged on and on and a single day sometimes could feel like a week? Yeah, can those days return?! I guess I’m just out enjoying life too much because I would love to make the days longer by adding more hours! The sad part is, my kids never have that sense of the days feeling so long. In fact, they have told me on several different occasions how fast the day or even the week went by and I don’t ever remember feeling that as a child, and definitely not on a regular basis. You know what that means? Our kids are far to busy these days!
I have been trying with all my might to find time to sit down and write a post and I have had constant interruptions, along with just a lot going on. But, here I am! I think every mom, well really every parent, is in a constant battle with time and interruptions and commitments. But I won’t complain because I love being a wife and mom, I love my volunteer work, and all of it! Life is precious, we have to enjoy all the moments, even the busy and overwhelming ones:-)
This recipe came about after my original cookie recipe flopped. This was supposed to be a Skillet Cookie like the regular chocolate chip one that I made, but turned out more like a cake. I think I know what I need to do next time to adjust that, the pumpkin changed the texture of the cookie dough so I just need minor adjustments next time. The good news though is that this was not a total loss, well, I don’t think it was a loss at all, it tasted really good and was very very moist. So instead of the Pumpkin White Chip Cookie I was Craving we had “Cakie”, a cake like texture that was supposed to be a cookie. You really can’t go wrong with cookies or cakes, at least not in my world.
Cakie, noun, /cay-kee
:a sweet and moist dessert that was intended to be a cookie, turned out more like a cake, but had a mix of the two textures.
This definition comes to you from the dictionary of Meagen’s world 🙂
Here is the recipe for my Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cakie:-) I mostly follow the directions on the Nestle White Morsels package, but I do omit and add a few items.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the pumpkin and mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Add the mixture to your skillet.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove carefully as the cast iron skillet is HOT. Cool for a bit or until fully cool if you prefer, but it is wonderful warm with ice cream. We enjoyed ours with some light vanilla ice cream on top.