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Best Pumpkin Cookies

Best Pumpkin cookies
Do you remember when I mentioned autumn spices in this post?
I finally baked some pumpkin cookies yesterday and their amazing fragrance 
has been lingering in our home since.  Ah, the warm scent of cinnamon and other
spices fills my mind with cozy images of flannel blankets, falling leaves and a warm
beverage at hand on a cool fall day.  These cookies are so delicious!
Best Pumpkin cookies recipe
While I removed the freshly baked cookies from the oven, Mr. M and little man followed
the autumn aroma to the kitchen, and let me just say a few cookies were already
missing from the batch on the baking sheet.  Hmmm, who could have taken it?
After the cookies were completely done, the boys enjoyed a few more, and so did I.
They were completely scrumptious!

I have added the recipe to the end of this post for those who wish to try it.
To make these delicious cookies, you need to do a few simple things.
First preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare two ungreased baking sheets.
  •  Step 1. In a large mixing bowl add cream butter, white sugar, & brown sugar then mix it until fluffy.
  •  Step 2. Add pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla extract and mix. 
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  • Step 3. In a separate bowl, stir in together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and salt.
  • Step 4. Combine flour mixture & butter-sugar mixture together & mix well.  Then, add tablespoons 3 inches apart on the ungreased baking sheets.
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  • 5. Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes until golden around the edges.
  • 6. Remove warm cookies and transfer to racks.
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  • 7. Let the cookies cool completely for at least one half hour, then frost with glaze.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup can pumpkin puree ( for those who prefer fresh pumpkin puree, click here for puree recipe)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
      Glaze
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups confectioners sugar
Direction for Glaze
In a medium saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium heat until bubbly.
Cook, stirring constantly, for one minute or until slightly thickened.
   Beat in the milk, blend in confectioners sugar until the glaze is smooth and spreadable.
Using a brush or butter knife, spread the glaze on the cookies.
NOTE: The glaze will harden fairly quickly, it is recommended that you keep the saucepan
over the lowest setting heat possible to prevent it from hardening.

Another way to make this glaze is by mixing all the ingredients before heating.
Then pour your mix into a sauce pan and heat.
This prevents it from getting too hard in your pan,
but make sure to rinse it immediately in very hot water to remove left over glaze.
Enjoy your cookies, I know I will.

2 comments :

  1. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing, definitely going to try =) New follower from
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