Pumpkin Cookies – Generously Drizzled

Pumpkin Cookies may be the breath of fresh fall air that you need this year. Yes, we love our pumpkin pies, and lattes, and muffins, but sometimes you just need to break out of the pumpkin box and try new pumpkin recipes. Because pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

And today I have a good one for you. Pumpkin cookies with delicious, drizzly icing on top.

 

Pumpkin Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    2 teaspoons cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon cloves

    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 Cup of canned pumpkin

    1 1/2 cups sugar

    1/2 cup butter

    1 egg

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

pumpkin cookie ingredients

 

As usual, churn that butter and sugar first. I used 1 cup instead of 1 1/2 cups sugar.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. In the end, I added extra pumpkin, maybe 1/2 cup more than the recipe called for? I like to live dangerously.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Mix the dry ingredients together. And add to the wet.

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Then drop by rounded teaspoon fulls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10ish minutes at 350, yadda yadda yadda.

 

Step on any Two Year Old that gets in your way.

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Now, while those are baking get out chyo powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.

cookie glaze

 

Add a touch of vanilla and then the milk by tablespoonfuls until it’s drizzlific.

cookie glaze

 

Now retrieve your confiscated oven mitt so’s you can remove the last of your cookies from the oven.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

After they’ve cooled, get to drizzlin’.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Drizzle liberally.

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Behold the beauty of the magical drizzling.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Call dibs.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Quickly, before the wild things come!

Pumpkin Cookies

 

Oh yeah, and then, um….share.

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

 

And then hide the magical iced pumpkin cookies in a rully secret place, to prevent pumpkin thievery.

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

 

These are a very cakey, high moisture cookie. So don’t put them in an air tight container or they’ll turn to moistury mush.

 

And don’t fall for the puppy dog routine when the wild things want seconds.

Pumpkin Cookies

 

They’re scavengers at heart. They’ll be fine. :)

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

-Jessica

 

Ginger Cookies – Pumpkin’s Sexy Cousin

Ginger cookies – because pumpkin gets enough attention.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin, too. Pumpkin cookies. Pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin pretty much everything, like the basic white girl that I am. But ginger is not to be swept under the Fall carpet. Without her, all those fall recipes you love would me much less awesome.

So, without further ado.

Ginger Cookies

 

Ginger Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Flour

    2 teaspoons Baking Soda

    1/4 teaspoon Salt

    1 teaspoon Cinnamon

    1 teaspoon Ginger

    1/2 teaspoon Cloves

    3/4 Cup butter, softened

    1 Cup Brown Sugar

    1 Egg

    1/4 Cup Molasses

    1/2 Cup Sugar

 

ginger cookie ingredients

 

And set that oven to 350.

oven temp

 

Cheat by nuking that butter a smidge to soften it.

Ginger cookies

 

Now mix it with that brown sugar.

Ginger cookies

 

Add the egg and molasses (we used Cane Patch Syrup, instead)

Ginger cookies

 

And then…well, everything else. (Except that last 1/2 cup of sugar!)

Ginger cookies

 

Give Two Year Old the beaters, working off the honor system that he’ll deliver one of them to Four Year Old.

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Roll the balls of dough in the remaining sugar.

 

(Feel free to stick the dough in the fridge a bit if you need, or add a touch more flour to make sure it’s not too sticky)

Ginger cookies

 

Now pop them bad boys in the oven for 10ish minutes.

Ginger cookies

 

Realize that cookie dough directly after bath time was probably not your best ever decision.

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Use your down time to be amused at cute Husband and Four Year Old playing Super Mario World on the Wii.

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When the cookies are cracked on top, they’re done. Also, when I shaft of the setting sun beams into your window in the exact place you set your pan, at the exact moment you set down your pan, take that as I sign that these are a blog worthy batch.

Ginger cookies

 

Cool them puppies on your old Pampered Chef cooling racks.

Ginger cookies

 

Make some more of that spicy fall chai, to go with your spicy fall cookies.

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Now just go find them taste testers.

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The results are in, folks. Face lickin good.

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Yum.

-Jessica