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Frosted Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients

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Dry Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Spice Mix
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, (Softened)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Can Pumpkin Puree (a little less than two cups real puree.)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk (You can also use pumpkin puree in place of the milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice mix, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, cream together the butter and white sugar.
  4. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until well combined.
  5. Slowly mix in dry ingredients.
  6. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly with floured fingers (dough will be sticky.)
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are set and just turning golden. Cool before icing.

Icing

  1. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth.
  2. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy.
  3. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon at a time.
  4. Dip cookies, or spread the icing over them with a spoon or butter knife.

Notes

Did you know that pumpkin is more than a fall and Thanksgiving tradition? Pumpkin is a superfood loaded with antioxidants, and disease-fighting vitamins. Something that you could add to your diet all year round. These soft pumpkin cookies are great to make for goodies to give to loved ones, for school parties, or as a treat for yourself.

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