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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies w/ Brown Sugar-Butter Frosting

Let me start by saying, "I'm sorry I haven't been up to par with posting recipes or crafty things!" Life happens, it's been a busy week and my kids have been a little under the weather. I promise to do better! Here is a quick and yummy recipe I've adapted from a family friend! Oh how I just love a good pumpkin cookie and this one goes a mile beyond with the addition of a sweet and creamy brown sugar frosting! Enjoy!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Mix together:
1 cup butter crisco
1 cup granulated sugar
Add and mix:
1 cup pumpkin puree (like libby's)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add and mix just until combined:
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
On a cookie sheet sprayed with pam, drop tablespoon sized dollops of cookie dough about 2-3 inches apart. Dough will be tacky. Use your finger to shape and slightly press each dollop a little bit flatter and round. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Once cookies have cooled, make your frosting:
In a saucepan, over medium heat melt 3 tablespoons of butter, 4 tablespoons of milk and 1/2 cup brown sugar together. Stir constantly once it begins to boil. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Make sure the mixture doesn't burn. Take the pan off the heat and let it cool slightly. About 15 minutes. Add and mix thoroughly 1 cup powdered sugar. Frost each cookie with a little dollop of the icing and eat them up. Makes roughly 35-40 3 inch cookies.

image by Kara


Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Those look divine - I'm going to love them.

kalanicut said...

Man these look good! And I have ALL the ingredients. Hot Diggity! And it's cool enough to bake today.

Cleaning the entire house will be much less unpleasant if I have something baking.

Kar said...

Haley, they are divine! You've gotta try em!
Kalani, I hope you made them and loved them!