Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies

These are my absolute favorite pumpkin cookies. We made 2 batches of these on Sunday, which is almost 8 dozen cookies, and they were gone by Monday nite. (Not by me eating them, I promise!)
Here is the recipe (it came from although I use a different frosting):

Pumpkin Cookies
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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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 & 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. (My oven is hotter so I bake them for 13 minutes). Cool cookies completely before frosting with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Slowly add confectioners' sugar & then add vanilla. Frost cookies. Unused portion may be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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