Monday, November 10, 2008

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

It's that time of year again and I'm thinking about baking pumpkin cookies. About this time last year, my annual pumpkin cookie cravings prompted a search for my favorite cookie recipe, but it was nowhere to be found. I was on a mission to find a cookie recipe at least as good as the missing one. As luck would have it, I stumbled across one on All Recipes.com that's even better. Everyone loves these cookies!

I'm a huge fan of the All Recipes.com web site. Recipes can be rated and reviews can be posted, which I find extremely helpful. I'm pretty sure it's a great recipe if it has 4 or 5 stars!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Cookies-V/Detail.aspx

Pumpkin Cookies V
Submitted by: Peggy Ackerman
Rated: 5 out of 5 by 150 members

Yields: 18 servings

"Soft, cake-like cookies with caramel icing."

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups shortening (I use butter Crisco)
2 cups white sugar (I use organic sugar, gives a bit of molasses flavor too)
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground
cinnamon (I love cinnamon & use a ton of it! I also add some nutmeg.)
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter
8 tablespoons milk (I use vanilla Soy milk)
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar

DIRECTIONS:
1. Cream shortening, white sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well. Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

2. Drop from spoon to cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). (I use a meat ball scoop, & bake the cookies about 15 minutes)

3. To Make Frosting: Cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until dissolved. Cool and add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread over warm cookies.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2008 Allrecipes.com

Enjoy!
Diane

11 comments:

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi Diane,
This recipe sounds great! I wanted to let you know I bought the silver tree at Ross Simons, online. They had them back in 1991 and two years ago when I bought a second one, so hopefully you can still find one on their site. :-) Susan

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Diane,

Oh yummy, they sound delicious!! I love that site too! I'll have to try these, pumpkin is one of my all time favorite flavors! Im drinking a pumpkin spice latte right now, lol.

Thanks for visiting my site too, you are so sweet!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Melissa Miller said...

Love pumpkin! Thank you so much. I'm trying this one.

laurie said...

This sounds wonderful. Can't wait to try it. laurie

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane...girl you our going to make me fat coming by here..haha!! thanks girl for coming by and soory I am just getting back to you..was gone all day with my Dawna..did get to go to Home Goods and Diane these had so many beautiful things out for Christmas..I wished I had a place to store stuff..but no room left at the Inn..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane...I have an award for you girl...come pick it up..Love ya..hugs and smiles Gloria

squawmama said...

Hi Diane...I wanted to visit your blog because Gloria recommended that I check you out, and I am so happy that I did. I loved your blog and what you did with it. I just love going to different blogs and meeting new people… If you feel like it, please come and visit me and we'll share a few laughs... While you’re there please sign my guestbook… and if you want to follow my blog just click on that too… Thanks… If you don't mind I would like to add you to my favorites. Don't want to miss anything. I am typically an outgoing person and like to be involved in everything... LOL LOL Thanks for the yummy recipe... You are sure to become one of my favorites...

Hugs,
Donna

squawmama said...

Hi Diane... Thanks for comming by I know this is the beginning of a great bloggin friendship...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Melissa Miller said...

I am sooo ready to make these. I'm getting all the
stuff this weekend.

brettinsky said...

MMMM....pumpkin cookies! Two of my favorite things ;)

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These sound yummy, I am coping the recipe. This year for the first time, I made pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing, it is a Martha Stewart recipe. I tasted the cookie at a cookie exchange at my church, and they were to die for, I made them for my family for thanksgiving and they were a huge hit with EVERYONE! I will try these now. I see you have a snowboarding son, I have a snowboarding daughter, who is sadly moving to UTAH in a couple of weeks to follow her passion. She will live and work at a resort in SLC and be able to ski and board all the time. I will miss her sooo very much, but she is so excited I have to be happy for her, and glad that we have raised such an independent girl. Sue,

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