So the next patch of pumpkin cookies I "creamed" the butter and take a look at how fabulous they turned out.
Now on to the pumpkin pie. Mom had told me that you had to put "tin foil" (not aluminum foil) around the edge of your pie crust so that it does not burn. However, that is for pecan pies, not pumpkin pies... I am apparently not a good listener. So here is my pumpkin pie in the oven with tin foil on it.
Every thing was looking great until decided to take off the tin foil, which then proceeded to rip part of my crust off!! YIKES!! So needless to say the pie wasn't as aesthetically pleasing as I would have liked for it to be.
But things only got worse on our drive to Vero Beach Wednesday afternoon. We were traveling down Hwy 60 at a reasonable speed when someone came to a dead stop in front of us. This forced us to slam on brakes which caused Rage to become airborne and hit the dash, and forced my beautful plate of pumpkin cookies into the floor on top of my pumpkin pie.
As you can see the top row of cookies lost their tops, but all in all they faired pretty well. The pumpkin pie on the other hand didn't look so hot. But I must admit it was pretty tasty and I think everyone enjoyed it despite the way it looked.
So all in all I think my first pumpkin cookie/pumpkin pie experience wasn't too bad. Hopefully I will get better with age... and time.