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Help with the CHOW Pumpkin Cookies please!

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lovessushi Nov 21, 2012 11:17 AM

I thought I had everything...really, I did. And then I realized I bought non-fat milk (as usual) instead of 2% for the recipe. In it: http://www.chow.com/recipes/30456-spi...
it says to not use non-fat for the icing...

What happens if I use non-fat? Is it just a waste to try it? Can I use water instead or is that gross?

Thanks!

  1. blue room Nov 21, 2012 12:21 PM

    The icing is made from just milk, powdered sugar, and maple syrup? I'm pretty sure any kind of milk will do -- what's missing is cream, but such a small amount. A little knife tip of soft butter could add some richness to the glaze, but I don't think it's necessary.

    1. Caitlin McGrath Nov 21, 2012 01:23 PM

      Don't use water, use your nonfat milk. It'll be fine.

      1. chowser Nov 21, 2012 01:54 PM

        Any kind of milk would be fine. I'd probably use orange or apple juice.

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          lovessushi Nov 21, 2012 05:57 PM

          Good to know - thanks

        2. Amy Wisniewski Nov 21, 2012 02:11 PM

          Hey don't sweat it too much for this particular recipe. We just say "not nonfat" here because it is less flavorful and thinner than milk with more fat — it won't wreck the recipe like it may if you were actually going to bake it in a cake or pastry. Your glaze will be just fine, and if you happen to have cream you could use that, too.
          Amy, CHOW Test Kitchen

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            lovessushi Nov 21, 2012 05:56 PM

            Oh great, thanks for replying Amy!

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            bjd001 Nov 21, 2012 03:07 PM

            I actually used water and it came out fine, just a little thinner. Next time I'd use less water. It made a very light glaze on the cookies, which, by the way, got rave reviews!

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              lovessushi Nov 21, 2012 05:56 PM

              @bjd001 - you made them? And you used water! Great! I'm so glad to hear they turned out so well!! (Very intimidated - first dessert for Thanksgiving I've ever made) :)

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                lovessushi Nov 22, 2012 12:50 AM

                Baking the second batch now-2 of 4 i think. Havent started the icing yet but these cookies are amazing plain! I'm really pleased so far. They're dense and moist and very pumpkin-y!

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                  chowser Nov 22, 2012 09:00 AM

                  You could even leave as is, or dust w/ powdered sugar to make it easy.

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                    lovessushi Nov 22, 2012 10:20 AM

                    I was considering that...but bf is eyeing the icing ingredients...so think I i'll try it - lol.

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                      lovessushi Nov 22, 2012 10:47 PM

                      Just an update-used non fat milk in the end. Came out amazing. Thanks everyone for All the advice!

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