Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Cookies


Okay, how adorable are these little guys?

As I've mentioned, the closer we get to Thanksgiving here, the more I crave pumpkins and apples. These guys were no exception. Besides the fact that they are a bit of a pain to make in a crunch (given the reduction of the pumpkin), they are soft and light and all-around delightful, even to people who don't necessarily love pumpkin.

1 c pumpkin puree
1/2 c margarine
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon extract
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 c oat flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp vanilla almond milk
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Choice of autumnal sprinkles

In a saucepan over medium heat, reduce the pumpkin until you have 1/2 cup (about 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently).

In a large bowl, cream together the sugars and margarine. Add in the cooled, reduced pumpkin and add the extracts. Sift in the dry ingredients in order and mix. Drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, press sprinkles gently into the top of each cookie, and bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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