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Tasty Tuesday: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

on October 22, 2013

We had a bunch of people over on Sunday for lunch, and people raved about these cookies. They really do melt in your mouth {which may or may not be due to the large amount of butter in this recipe}.  My sister actually made this recipe, following the original Better Homes and Gardens recipe with the glaze. She said she preferred it without the glaze. This recipe, however, thickens the glaze into a frosting, which is delicious.

So, if you’re wanting soft, delicious pumpkin cookies and are able to splurge a bit, try these out. You won’t be sorry! 🙂

yield: about 60 cookies  prep time: 30 minutes  cook time: 10 minutes per batch

Ingredients:

2 cups butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
4 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting: 
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar (add until desired consistency/firmness)
ground cinnamon sprinkled on top (optional)

Directions:

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

2. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

3. For frosting, in a small saucepan heat the 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.

Original recipe: Better Homes and Gardens

Modified recipe: http://parentpretty.com/pumpkin-cookies-recipe/

{On Tuesdays, I share a yummy recipe. Typically, my recipes will be super easy, because I’m a mom with littles. I try to be healthy and frugal as well. But I like good food, so it will always be delicious! }

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