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Monday, November 10, 2008

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Mm..fall. More pumpkin recipes! I had half a can of Pure Pumpkin left from the Pumpkin Cupcakes, so I decided to use it! Turns out to have been a good decision, because these cookies are delicious.

The recipe came from's Iced Pumpkin Cookies but I chose not to do the accompanying icing, but rather a different one which I will post below. I scaled the recipe down to use half of the pumpkin puree I had left (I have glorious things planned for the remaining portion).

Pumpkin Cookies adapted from
1 stick butter, soft
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C Pure Pumpkin
1/2 an egg (I know, I'm so annoying)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1 C A.P. Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preheat to 350. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Stir this in to the butter mixture.
Drop by tablespoons on to a baking sheet lined with parchment.
Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

Icing for Pumpkin Cookies
1 1/2 Tablespoons butter (does not have to be softened)
2 Tablespoons of milk
1/4 C packed light brown sugar
5/8 Tsp pure vanilla (one quarter + one eighth)
1/2 C of confectioner's sugar

In a small saucepan, melt the butter together with the brown sugar and milk on medium heat. Stir until it is thoroughly combined and dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for about 5 minutes to let it cool. Add the confectioner's sugar and milk and stir until combined. Fill a small bowl with the icing, and take cooled Pumpkin Cookies, and dip them up side down into the icing. Set on to parchment and allow to set (though it is just as delicious while the icing is still wet!! :)

Happy delicious Pumpkinny Autumn, everyone!


Tami said...

These pumpkin cookies look delicious!

Maria said...

The icing looks delicious!!

LivingInspired said...

These look great. I drool over the Starbucks pumpkin scones and these look equally, if not as delicious. Totally stoked to try your recipe!

Hannah said...

i made these not too long ago! they were so good. lovely pictures

cute girl said... make me hungry..
Let me taste first..Thanks for sharing..
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Marisa said...

Yum, yum, yum!!! I am a sucker for any kind of pumpkin dessert. I just wish I could eat one of them right now!

Melissa said...

These were absolutely delicious! Just made them... my mother, who is tired of my using leftover pumpkin in every other meal at this point, was pleasantly surprised and asked me to make more! Thank you!

Ray said...

The recipes is very nice and testy.

N.D. said...

these look fantastic - I just tried them :)

AllyJoneso7 said...

My three year old son and I just made these last night. They came out SO good! Thank you for the recipe!

Cheri's Sweetshoppe said...

I love pumpkin & this is a great way to use leftover pumpkin. They look delicious=) Enjoyed looking at your blog! Thanks for sharing it =)

Cookin' Cowgirl said...

Hey Steph! These looks amazing! I love pumpkin!
I'm having my first linky party on my blog and the theme is pumpkin. I'd like to invite you to come link up your favorite pumpkin recipe. The link is open until Wednesday at midnight, so please stop by and say hi.

~Cookin' Cowgirl


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