Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Mmmmm, the smell of pumpkin cookies baking is heavenly! These literally melt in your mouth. If you live in a hot climate (like Phoenix!) baking these will psych you out into thinking that it really is fall, turning the air conditioner up and putting on a comfy sweater while eating these will help too.

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

2 c. butter, softened
2 c. sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 15oz. can pumpkin
4 c. flour

4 Tbs butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. maple syrup
1/4 c. milk
powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl beat butter on high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 2 tsp vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Add flour and stir until well combined.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfulls onto an ungreased (or stoneware) cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

For icing:
Beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add maple syrup and milk, gradually add enough powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency, you want it to be spreadable but not thin enough to drip off the cookie. Add vanilla. After cookies are cooled, spread a little icing on top and let each cookie set.


Delirious said...

I LOVE pumpkin cookies. But the tradition in my family is to leave off the icing, and add chocolate chips to the batter. :)

The Frosted Cupcake said...

That sounds delicious! I have a pumpkin bread recipe that I always add chocolate chips to, I love that combo!

Becky and Brad said...

Cammie! It's Becky, Stef's old high school friend! I found your blog through her blog and I had so much fun catching up on your life! Your little boy is absolutely adorable! And I loved your recipe blog! It was just so good to see that everything is going well - but I would defintely say you need to post more often! Keep smiling, I remember how much I loved all of your smiles! (I didn't know if you checked your other blog, so I left a comment on there and on here!)