Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Because its Fall

Fall means its time to bake with pumpkin! So today my friend Ashley and I made Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese frosting. A recipe I found on Simply Modern Mommyhood. Leif loves anything that has pumpkin in it so I decided to make a batch of these cookies for him and his co-workers. And a few for my park ladies:)

Here is the recipe!

Ingredients for the cookies:
1 cup sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp of salt



For the frosting:
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 - 1 stick of butter (melted)
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
-Cookies: Cream the sugar and the butter until light and fluffy. Add egg. Mix to incorporate. Add the pumpkin and mix to incorporate. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well. Add vanilla. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Cool on racks. When cool, ice with the cream cheese frosting.


-Frosting: Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Add milk, butter, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. If frosting is too thick, thin with a little more milk. When cookies are cool spread with some of the frosting.

Makes 24 cookies

I am not a big fan of cookies or pumpkin for that matter but are wonderful! You must try:)

4 comments:

Kate said...

Oh yum oh yum oh yum oh yum!! Check out these little darlings:

http://www.bakerella.com/pumpkin-pie-bites/

I'm dying to make them!!

Oli said...

Totally looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :0)

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I must try that!!!

Suki said...

These look so good! I will definitely try them (will try to post when I get do!)

I am someonew who loves pumpkin and cookies so these are perfect!

Thanks for sharing!

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