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Friday, October 17, 2008

The Best Pumpkin Cookies

Hands down these are the best pumpkin cookies EVER!  The frosting makes these cookies the bomb.  You've got to make these this weekend.  They will be your new favorites - I promise!  My sister-in-law gave me this recipe years ago, and I can't get enough of them.

Pumpkin Cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Cream sugars and butter.  Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.  Add remaining ingredients.  Drop spoonfuls onto non-greased cookie sheet.  Cook at 350* for 10 to 12 minutes.
Frosting:
Boil 3 TBLS butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until mostly smooth. (Approx. 2 to 3 min.)  Cool and add 1/4 cup milk and 2 cups powdered sugar or until desired consistency, and whip with hand mixer until smooth. Spread onto cookies.

20 comments:

Jenson Family said...

I'm totally going to try those this weekend! Perfect! I will let you know how they turn out...

Britany said...

I have been bugging Meredith for your recipe so thank you!!!

briansarahannah said...

Oh my gosh! Please tell me when you are making these so I can help you eat them. They are my favorite!

Megan said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing Melissa!

Jenn said...

I can't wait to try these. You are my cookie hero!

Elizabeth said...

I have been thinking about making something with pumpkin! This sounds yummy! I will definately have to try these out.

Jenson Family said...

Ok - I made them today and they are DELICIOUS!! I am going to post it on my blog now - hope you (or your sis-in-law) don't mind! I LOVED them, they turned out great!

The Cutchen Crew said...

I agree they are the BEST!

Cindy Thomas said...

I made these today with whole wheat flour and 1/2 the sugars... and they were really good... I didn't feel as guilty when I ate WAY tooo many! :) Thanks Melissa!

Sara said...

mmmmm-mmmm...can't wait to try 'em!

then i will have to spend more time sitting around at the gym!

Beth said...

These look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Scrappycook said...

I made these tonight with the kids and they were a huge hit! I let the girls whisk the frosting and they were able to get it very smooth without a mixer (less dishes for me)!

Audra said...

This is our new family favorite cookie. We had the missionaries over for dinner last night & they wanted the recipe too. I used whole wheat flour & 1/3 c more pumpkin - crazy good. Thanks very much from Memphis!

Lynn said...

I came to your blog because of Nie Nie and Christian. Your cakes are cookies are beautiful. I made the pumpkin cookies and my daughters loved them. I will make them for a school party next week. Thank you!!

Danielle said...

These are yummy! I added a link to your recipe here: http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com/2008/10/this-week-thursday_23.html

La Pixie said...

I made these over the weekend for my church. They were a huge hit. Thanks for the recipe. Im gonna link to this or post the recipe on my blog, if thats okay.

Jeannie said...

Your silhouette cookies are so beautiful and your cakes! My goodness what a talent you have! I'm in awe.

Okay, so I'm making the pumpkin cookies right NOW. Are they supposed to be "cakey"? Not crunchy, right?

I'm kinda dumb about kitchen stuff but since you said they were the best and I was sooooo taken with your other items and since I got a new KitchenAid hand mixer (bright yellow!) I decided to make 'em. I'm about to boil the frosting. The kids want them for breakfast!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

These are great cookies! I saw this recipe on another blog a couple of weeks ago. YUM!

Krystal said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I made it this weekend and it was a huge hit! I am not a baker at all, but the recipe was really easy to follow. Thank you!

keely steger said...

OH, these are dangerously good! My boys and I loved them! Thanks for sharing.

 
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