Friday, November 6, 2009

Pumpkin Gobs

It's been busy around here, as usual.  Steve's parents and his Aunt and Uncle are still visiting.  Although we've had a fun week, I haven't had time to blog or sew.  

I just looked at the heading of my last post, "Sew and Tell" Friday.  I don't have anything to post about sewing this week, but be sure to check out everyone's sewing accomplishments this week at Amy's blog here

Today they are wanting me to make Pumpkin Gobs, little cookies that I discovered when I lived in PA while visiting a pumpkin farm one day.  It's become a fall favorite around here, so I thought I would share the recipe with you!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Two cups of brown sugar
1 cup of shortening
2 eggs
2 cups of canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar, eggs, and the shortening.  Add in pumpkin and vanilla.  To the mixture add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.  Blend well.

Drop on lightly greased cookie sheet whatever size cookie you desire.  Smooth and flaten slightly.  It's important to make the cookies all the same size and that the bottoms are flat.  You will be sandwiching them together with the cream cheese filling after they have finished cooling.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.


8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 pound of powdered sugar

Mix together and spread between two cookies.

Let me know if you bake these.  Hopefully you will love them as much as we do!

By the way, the article in the paper about the postal worker retiring was in the paper on Wednesday.  My name was in bold lettering, so everyone at Quilt Guild yesterday was calling me a celebrity.  It says

"Amanda (then my last name), who was mailing quilting squares, said she's been using the downtown postal station for 13 years.  Unable to get all the squares in the cardboard mailer, (my last name) handed it over to Abney who shoved and squished the material until it fit in the package.  'He's always so helpful,' she (that's me) said.

(My last name) belongs to an online quilt swap.  When the quilter receives her package, she will mail 100 squares to (my last name). "

I don't think the reporter fully understood what I was doing, but the article was great.  It's funny, but, even though that particular postman has been sending my packages and selling me stamps for the past 13 years, I never knew his name.  I do know, however, that Jane received my Red and Aqua Disappearing 9-patch  blocks, so I guess all of his shoving and squishing were okay.  I do remember asking him if that was "legal"!  :)

Have a great weekend, everyone! 

Edit:  My thoughts  and prayers go out to the soilders and their families who were either killed or injured in the attack at Fort Hood.   My dear blogging friend, Cherri House, has a son, Luke, who is stationed at Fort Hood.  Luke wasn't killed nor was he injured, but Cherri has a special request on her blog I thought I would share with you.  May God bless all the families affected  and everyone at Fort Hood. 


  1. Those pumpkin gobs look delicious and I made a copy to try it! thanks! That is so cool that you were in the paper and the mailing of quilt pieces by that nice postman! How funny! Congrats!

  2. Oh, those cookies look YUMMY! I am definitely going to be making them! I even told others about them on my blog. Have a great weekend!

  3. Amanda, I was in the red and aqua swap also! I am really anxious to get those squares back...that color combination was awesome! Wish I knew which block would be yours out of those 100 that I get back. :) Also, can't wait to try the pumpkin gobs. I think I will make them for my grandkids when they come for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe

  4. Amanda, Thanks for sharing the recipe. My husband was just saying he has not had anything pumpkin yet this year. Time for a surprise. He made Chili tonight and I think I will make desert. Prayer from here too. Steph


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