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Pumpkin Cookies

Course: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 15oz. Can of Pumpkin Not Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour

Brown Sugar Frosting

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the 2 cups of butter on medium speed for thirty seconds.
  • Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and beat until combined.
  • Add the two eggs and the vanilla and beat until combined
  • Beat in pumpkin
  • Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer and then use a wooden spoon for the remaining amount.
  • Scoop cookie dough into heaping teaspoons and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet, or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are set.
  • Allow cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wired rack to cool.

Brown Sugar Frosting

  • In a small saucepan heat the ½ cup butter and brown sugar until smooth and melted.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in milk and vanilla
  • Beat in powdered sugar until smooth
  • Spread frosting over cookies and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired
  • makes about 60 cookies