Sunday, October 3, 2010

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

I love fall, it is my favorite time of the year!  I'm ready to pull out my sweaters and boots and sip my Pumpkin Spice Latte!  Unfortunately we have been hit with weather that is record breakingly hot so I have had to make do with just baking the flavors of fall!  I was so excited to see pumpkin back in the stores that I snatched up 4 cans right away and ran home to make these cookies!   The result was a very moist and flavorful cookie that smelled of all the wonderful spices that remind me of fall.  Delish!

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Recipe from Allrecipes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle with glaze.


2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.  Drizzle cookies with glaze, reserving a small amount.  Add cinnamon to reserved glaze and mix completely.  Drizzle over glaze and let dry.