Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies

As requested by a friend, I'm posting my pumpkin cookie recipe. These are such a good treat in the fall...a little time consuming, but so worth it!

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Glaze (recipe follows)

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

COMBINE 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.


*After mixing glaze, I put it in a ziploc bag, and snip off a small corner to drizzle.
*After frosting, place cookies in fridge for a few minutes to set the glaze.
*When storing, place wax paper in between layers of cookies so you don't ruin your glaze designs.

Enjoy! And let me know what you think if you decide to make them!

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