Sunday, November 7, 2010

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

By now you should be well aware of my love for pumpkin-anything pumpkin. Today, my husband sent me a message from work saying the people at work were wondering if I was mad at them, because I haven't sent in any goodies lately. Well, that is completely HIS fault because the pumpkin brownies I made last week are still in the fridge. SOMEONE forgot to bring them to work. Anyways, I wanted to make something today, but didn't feel like going to the store. I've stocked up on cans of pumpkin, so I went to All Recipes on a search for a new pumpkin recipe. And viola....Iced Pumpkin Cookies. I followed some of the recommendations from the reviews: I used the entire can of pumpkin, let them cook for 12 minutes, used Crisco instead of butter, and used pumpkin pie spice. I iced only half of my batch because the fewer calories for me...the better. On the ones without icing, I used a little brown sugar on the top. I LOVED these! For the icing, I just used boiling water, a little vanilla and confectioners sugar. It worked perfectly for me!

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

1 comment :

  1. Pumpkin cookies are my weakness!! These look amazing! I may just have to whip them up for Thanksgiving :)


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