They are just that. Really super good pumpkin cookies. The melt in your mouth, can’t stop eating kind. Stumbled upon it here at Parent Pretty. They were easy to make and they really do melt in your mouth! This recipe made so many!!! It was a bit time consuming getting them all baked up and frosted but next time I’ll just cut it in half and be good to go. Plates were given to the parents, the in-laws, the office and we still had some at home. But they were sooo good so I wasn’t bummed.
INGREDIENTS: (Remember, if you don’t want an overwhelming amount cut this recipe in half)
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar (add as much as you need to, to get a desired consistency. Mine turned out a little thinner than original recipe)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat the 2 cups of butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add in your sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and the nutmeg. Beat until it’s all combined. Then beat in your 2 eggs and your vanilla.
Beat in your pumpkin. Then beat in as much of your flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in the rest with a spoon if you need to.
Drop your dough onto your baking sheet (s) by heaping teaspoons. At first I thought they would be too small but they were the perfect size. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are “set”.
For the frosting, in a small pan heat up 1/2 cup butter and your 1/2 cup brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat in your powdered sugar until smooth. Again if you want it to be more thick then just add in more powdered sugar.
Spread frosting on your cooled cookies and voilà! LOTS of really super good pumpkin cookies! They don’t look gorgeous and and super fancy I know, but the simple taste of them make up for that. Trust me.