pillowy pumpkin cookies.

oh. yes. it is that time of year again.
the time when everyone gushes over everything & anything pumpkin.
pumpkin treats. pumpkin drinks. pumpkin soups. pumpkin all around. 
if it is consumable . . . it is given a pumpkin-ie twist.  

i am certainly no exception to the bandwagon of pumpkin lovers.
in fact. i could very well head up the gaggle of pumpkin.praising.peeps.
i sure do love pumpkin. & i love it any which way.

speaking of pumpkins . . .
baby patrick took a gloriously long nap yesterday afternoon.
so mama decided to carve out some time to bake a pumpkin treat.
{no pun intended. but proud nonetheless}

& friends. let me tell you . . .
these treats are not for the faint of heart.
they are outrageously. sinfully. impossibly delicious.
sure to sway even the strongest pumpkin critic. 

i am tickled to share with you.
my very own version of
perfect. pillowy. pumpkin. cookies.

these babies melt in your mouth.
they are extremely cake-like. & ridiculously crumbly.

i happen to think they are the best pumpkin cookie i have ever tried. 
& terribly simple to whip together. 

all you need for the cookie dough is  . . .

1 cup unsalted butter. softened.
1 cup sugar.
1 teaspoon baking powder.
1 teaspoon baking soda.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1 teaspoon cinnamon.
1 teaspoon nutmeg.
1 egg. room temp.
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
8 ounces canned pumpkin.
2 cups flour.

and for the delectable brown sugar glaze . . .

4 tablespoons unsalted butter.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar.
1/8 cup whole milk.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
2 cups powdered sugar.
cinnamon for garnish.

using an electric mixer . . .
simply beat the butter for about 30 seconds.
then add the sugar & remaining dry ingredients. 
{with the exception of the flour}
beat until well combined.
while the paddle is still running add in the egg & vanilla. 
then add in the pumpkin.
lastly add in the flour.
be certain all the ingredients are well mixed. 

using an ice-cream scooper. 
place dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
the dough will feel more like a cake batter than a typical dough. 
do not fear . . . that is exactly what you want!

bake the cookies at 350 for 11-12 minutes. 
the bottoms will be golden & the tops will be set.

while your cookies are baking. prepare the glaze.
heat the butter & brown sugar on the stove until they are melted & smooth. 
take off the heat & transfer to a small bowl.
whisk in the milk & vanilla.
then beat in the powdered sugar.
you can play with the amount . . .
it depends on how thick you wish your glaze to be. 

after the cookies have baked & completely cooled . . .
glaze those pumpkin babies.
i used a spoon to drizzle the frosting. 
you could also spread the frosting over the entire cookie. 

then simply sprinkle with cinnamon on top. 

voila! the most perfect. pillowy. pumpkin. cookies. ever.
hope you enjoy them as much as we did. 

1 comment:

  1. Tonight! I will be making these tonight! Thank you for the recipe


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