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Pumpkin Date Cookies #OXOGoodCookie

Quick and delicious pumpkin date cookies are great for snacking on and perfect for your after school snack or coffee break.

Spicy Pumpkin Date Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting #OXOGoodCookie

Pumpkin Date Cookies

Fall is in the air, the nights are cooler, the mornings are crisp, pumpkin recipes are invading the internet, and OXO is helping to raise donations for Cookies for Kids Cancer. For the month of September, OXO will be donating proceeds from select tools for baking and cookie making. Look for the Green Circle on participating products, set up your own bake sale, and bake up some cookies!

A little bit more about these yummy pumpkin cookies full of dates and walnuts and topped with a cream cheese frosting. 

Well, they were amazing! I think that anything covered in cinnamon is amazing, but these cookies are fat and puffy and full of flavor. You can opt out of the frosting if you choose, or turn them into cookie sandwiches if you prefer. There’s no wrong way to these easy, fall favorite cookies!
 

How you can get involved

I will be participating in TWO  Bake Sales with my daughter’s school in October. This will be our second year fundraising for this cause. It’s really easy to get involved, help out a good cause, and raise awareness.

Get involved with a bake sale at your school, church, community yard sale or civic group because every event helps – no matter how big or small.

Don’t think that you have to host a bake sale to help out. There are several ways you can help – Host a Cookie Swap during the holidays, plan an event, or shop for cookies directly from them.

 

 
Our first fundraiser in October will be held during the Freedom’s Runon October 4th. The school will be baking up lots and lots of Chocolate Chip Cookies to provide all the runners and families some “fuel” for after the run.

The second fundraiser will be on October 26th during the Shepherdstown Boo-Fest. This is an awesome weekend full of fun activities for the kids and the kid inside of us.
If you are in the panhandle of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, or even south-western Pennsylvania,  come out and join us in Shepherdstown, WV.

Be A Good Cookie with OXO


Disclaimer – OXO provided me with some baking tools for this post. I am hosting the fundraisers on my own accord. Please read the information below provided from OXO about their involvement in Cookies for Kids Cancer. 

 

For every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers in September.

 
* In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.
     
Where can you find OXO and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer on social media? 
 
Twitter: @OXO@Cookies4Kids
 
Instagram: @OXO@Cookies4Kids
 
 
For more information about OXO’s involvement with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, visit oxogoodcookies.com, or watch this video. To learn more about this worthy cause, visit cookiesforkidscancer.org.  
 

Cookies for Kids Cancer 2014 

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Pumpkin Date Cookies

Pumpkin Date Cookies

Quick and delicious pumpkin date cookies are great for snacking on and perfect for your after school snack or coffee break.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 C pumpkin, canned
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tea baking powder
  • 2 tea cinnamon
  • 1/2 tea nut meg
  • 1/2 tea ginger
  • 1/4 tea cloves, ground
  • 1 C chopped dates
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 C butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 .
  2. If using whole dates, chop up and toss with some flour to help with the sticky pieces.
  3. Beat the sugar and butter for three minutes. Add in the pumpkin and eggs. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Hand stir in the dates and walnuts.
  4. Using an OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop measure out the batter on to a lined cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or until the center is baked and edges are set. Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire wrack.
  6. For the Frosting
  7. Beat all the ingredients until smooth. Spread over the cookies and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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