Hello my beautiful new love.
Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting.....what more could a girl ask for.  Well, there is lots, but for today I will settle for the cookies.
My friend Jewel posted this link to this recipe on another friend's facebook page and being that we are all connected (not that I am a snoop) I had to check it out & I am so glad I did.  These little babies are just right for the fall season.
Now for the lady I met at the zoo in San Antonio - I really thought there was less butter in these bad boys.  In fact, I really think I only put one stick of butter in the cookies the first time I made them.  I'm going to try it again with only 1 stick.  The first time I made these they were more cake like than than the second time I made them.  Hummm.......

1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 cups flour
2tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
Using mixer, beat butter & sugars till light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time.  Mix in the vanilla and pumpkin.
In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.  Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter. 
Using a medium cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon size) drop onto cookie sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Let cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

6 oz cream cheese softened
4 tbl butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Using mixer beat cream cheese and butter till smooth.  Add vanilla, then slowly add powdered sugar and cinnamon.  Mix till smooth.  Frost cookies ~ any leftover frosting, eat it.

11/16/2010 06:47:28 am

Oh, these are dangerous. I made them three times in the first week that I had the recipe, and have thought about them many, many other times when I didn't have the time to whip up a batch. They freeze well too, although I only managed to leave them in the freezer for three days, I think. Consider yourself warned.

11/16/2010 09:40:48 am

These sound really good...you need to ask Mel for the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookie recipe...they're really good too!

11/16/2010 10:54:51 pm

Does T need to ask me for the recipe because you can't find yours mom? Hehe!


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