Saturday, October 18, 2014

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies

Soft pumpkin cookies
I have to admit that I am one of millions using pumpkin as my favorite ingredient right now. Pumpkin and fall are a perfect match! I've been adding pumpkin to my yogurt with a little cinnamon, pumpkin in my smoothies, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin tea...the list goes on and on. I had a strong feeling that grandma would have a pumpkin cookie recipe and she did! My family loved them and they were great for the lunch boxes! Makes 42 cookies soft, delicious pumpkin cookies.
1 stick room temperature butter (1/2 cup)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4-1/2 tsp ground cloves (I love the flavor so I used 1/2 tsp)
  1. Mix butter, egg and vanilla together. Once mixed, add the pumpkin and beat until smooth.
  2. Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  3. I used a cookie scoop and placed the dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  4. Sprinkle some sugar over the top of the cookies or make a thin frosting (after cookies are baked).
  5. Bake for 17-20 minutes at 350F.
  6. If you didn't use a sugar sprinkle, you can make a thin frosting and use as a glaze. You should glaze them while the cookies are still warm. I used 1 1/2 c powdered sugar, 2 T milk and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 vanilla bean (insides). Place frosting in a baggie, cut off a corner and squeeze over the top of the cookies.
I stored my cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

No comments:

Post a Comment