Cookie Thursday 11-17-22- Pumpkin quickies

November theme of fall for Cookie Thursday is a Thing continues. Today’s bake is Pumpkin Quickies.

This was a recipe developed in the 1965, according to B. Dylan Hollis whose YouTube channel is where I found the recipe. I wanted something different than the normal pumpkin cookie recipe.

And these did not disappoint.

Except that y’all know that I do not like box mixes. Or you should. I don’t even have bisquik in the house. And spice cake mix is impossible to find. I went to 4 grocery stores. The selection of box mixes has dwindled dramatically in recent years.

I had a recipe of spice cake mix, and a can of pumpkin puree. That’s it.

Mix and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. That is the entirety of the recipe. And the resulting cookies are cake-like, and springy and soft. Not too bad, will definitely make it onto next year’s fall recipes for Cookie Thursday is a Thing. Maybe with the addition of chocolate chips.

But you don’t want to get too fancy with such a simple recipe. Definitely not drown in out with other flavors, like caramel, or too much chocolate.

Sometimes simple is good.

Like many things in the OR, the recipe is deceptively simple: spice cake box mix and pumpkin puree. That’s it. There are cases in the OR that are that simple, but have a profound effect on patient’s lives. I’m looking at you, carpal tunnel release.

I call them the knife and fork cases. Simple enough cases (no case in the OR is ever simple), that ORs have been doing for years and years and years, with hardly any change in technique or instrumentation. Another that comes to mind is the slash and suck. That is what I call abscess drainage; basically you poke a hole in the big collection of purulent matter, and you suck out what is in there.

I deliberately left the case description to the end because some people might find it nauseating.

But I would argue a good slash and suck is sometimes the best outcome for the patients.

Nothing fancy. Because sometimes that is all you need.

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