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Pumpkin Spice Frosted Cookies

It's starting to feel like fall here---despite the fact that it was 90 degrees yesterday. My autumn decorations are slowly making their way onto the different flat surfaces in my house. The mountains are ablaze with color, the mornings are just the right amount of cool (perfect running weather!), and the light has changed to that glimmery shade it will have for the next few months.

On Monday I made these cookies, and Nathan walked into the kitchen. "Yes!" he said. "I know fall is here, because Mom's baking with pumpkin!"

So there's that, too.

This was a new recipe I tried. I altered it a little bit, but I started with this as the base. They are delicious!


Pumpkin Spice Frosted Cookies


2 sticks butter, softened
2 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 cups white flour
1 recipe frosting (on back)
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 cups dark chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping between each. Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin. Combine remaining dry ingredients, then slowly beat in. Add the chocolate chips last. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 13-16 minutes, checking at 12.


2 sticks butter, separated
3 T brown sugar, packed
½ cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
dash salt
1 t vanilla
1 ½ lbs powdered sugar (about)

Brown one stick of butter by melting it over medium heat. Then turn the heat to medium low and let it cook, swirling occasionally, until it is browned. Let cool to room temperature. Cream remaining stick (softened) with the brown sugar, pumpkin, and spices. Pour in the browned butter and cream again. Start adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time, creaming as you go, until the frosting is as thick as you like it. Spread on the cooled cookies.

Here's a PDF with the recipe:
Download Cookies pumpkin spice frosted

What's your favorite pumpkin recipe?


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