October 25, 2012

Guest Post: Pumpkin Iced Cookies

Hi Friends!

I'm excited to bring you a yummy recipe from my roommate, Holly!  She made these the other evening and they made our entire apartment smell like fall.  Take it away, Holly:

"Since I was a little girl, pumpkin pie was a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas but I was not a fan. As an adult, I began to expand my food choices and discovered that I actually do like pumpkin!


This recipe is perfect for both pumpkin flavor skeptics and pumpkin lovers alike because it is light but still remains rich in flavor. The icing glaze adds a hint of sweetness and seals the harvest flavor without overwhelming the cookie.


I baked a batch of these for my office before I told them I was moving on to another job and they were just the ticket to ease the blow. The cookies pair nicely with black coffee or a harvest lager."




Ingredients:


·         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

·         2 cups confectioners' sugar

·         3 tablespoons milk

·         1 tablespoon melted butter

·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

2 In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

3 Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.


4 To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.




As a professional cookie tester, I approve!

I hope she makes another batch...hint, hint...

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