Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing


Well it's fall, which means its time to try out some yummy pumpkin recipes!! I started the pumpkin season off by trying these yummy Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing. The cookies themselves didn't have much pumpkin flavor, but the icing is rich in flavor making the perfect combination!! 

Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½-1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ½-¾can (7.5 oz) pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting:

  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. 
  5. Beat in pumpkin. 
  6. Beat in the flour. 
  7. Drop dough by tablespoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
  9. Mix all frosting ingredients together and frost cooled cookies.

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