Monday, September 24, 2012

.pumpkin cookies.

we all know fall is upon us and the amount of pumpkin, spice and everything autumny-nice is in abundance. i've got my windows open, my ultimate favorite fall candles burning and now all i need to complete the trifecta is something pumpkiny in my belly.

that's where this great recipe from better homes and gardens comes into play. this pumpkin jewel is a great find! not only is the recipe simple enough, but it makes a ton of cookies. (ok, not actually a ton because i don't think 2000 pounds worth of cookies is anything to brag about.) actually, i cut the recipe in half and still ended up with 40 delicious pumpkin morsels.

the cookies alone are quite tasty, but then the icing addition just adds an over-the-top hit to each bite. make sure to whip some of these up for yourself and then share with friends. or don't share. i won't tell.

pumpkin cookies
from better homes and gardens
(claims it yields 60, but i think it is more!)

what you need
2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 15oz can pumpkin
4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups powdered sugar

what to do

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

2. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

3. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes about 60 cookies.

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