Thursday, September 29, 2011

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

I really love Fall.  Fall makes me wish I lived in a picturesque suburb or something, where I have leaves all over my backyard.  Fall makes me count down to every holiday till New Year's.  Fall makes me want to be with family or lets me think of when I'm old enough to have my own. Fall makes want a Hallmark card style life.  Fall makes me bake with cinnamon and pumpkin...

Iced Pumpkin Cookies adapted from

makes about 3 dozen Perfect Puffy Pumpkin Pillows


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used half AP and half whole wheat AP, no one notices that way)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • I used about three cups of confectioner's sugar and 3 tablespoons of milk 

Do this: 
Preheat the over to 350 degrees
Combine all the dry stuff, so ingredients 1-6
Then cream together the butter and sugar, add pumpkin&egg&vanilla and beat until creamy
Slowly add the dry stuff 
Drop of cookie sheet in tablespoon fulls, the batter/dough is quite sticky and the amount of flour in this recipe lets these goodies be really cake-y and still very moist 
Bake for 15 minutes. 
Let cool then drizzle glaze on top.
then find lots of friends to come over and eat them because they are very addictive! (though not too bad for you, at 2 WW points each). 

These cookies were made in a last minute plan not to leave my house and to make my friends come to me instead - can't leave when the oven is on! 

I was never expecting them to be so darn delicious. 

My mother is the only one who takes it seriously when I ask for criticism on my cooking, I believe these are her new favorite cookies. 
My sister is ten years old, the next morning I just woke up and was coming down the stairs and I see her with two of these cookies on her place, microwaving them till they were warm for her morning snack.  I thought it was the funniest thing, girl has good taste. 


  1. Oooooo... yum! I love pumpkin cookies. Ok, I love anything pumpkin. I think these need to go on the weekend baking list!

  2. I am LOVING all these pumpkin recipes, so festive! These cookies look delicious!! :)

  3. I've seen a lot of recipe with pumpkin... love it. Your cookies look wonderful. Yummy!

  4. These look gorgeously puffy and yummy! I love the glaze too! Yum!