Sunday, October 2, 2011

pumpkin cookies.

 Autumn is the season for delicious, cinnamon-y pumpkin treats.

 One of my family's favorite pumpkin treats are 'iced pumpkin cookies'. They are not exactly like cookies at all - they are sort of like muffins in a more cookie-like shape - but that doesn't really matter. What matters is that they are incredible. And have lots of cinnamon in them. And there's icing too. And you need to make them.

  Here's how.

   { recipe below}

I .After turning on your favorite playlist, set the oven to 350 F (175 C) degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.

II. Then stir in the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice - two of the best-smelling things in the world. Set mixture aside.

 III. In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.

|pureed pumpkin. not exactly lovely looking stuff. ew!|

VI. Stir in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.

V. Gently stir into dry ingredients until combined. Don't over-stir!

VI. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet.

VII. Set a timer for 15 minutes. They'll most likely take a bit longer, but it's a good time to check them. Meanwhile, go sit down with a good book while the maid cleans up the mess you made. Or maybe not.

VIII. By now, the whole house will be smelling like cinnamon, and you may start feeling nostalgic. Or possibly just hungry. Anyway, let them cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack, while you make the icing.

IX. With a fork, carefully drizzle on the icing. Or you could dunk them. It's up to you, really. 

And that's it! Pretty simple recipe - but they are truly the perfect Autumn treat.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
   (makes about 14 cookies)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the icing:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Have a lovely day,


  1. YUMMY!! I've been really anxious to make this recipe lately...I think I *really* soon!:)

  2. These look fantastic! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  3. Ooh! I made pumpkin cookies today because it was cold and I was in an autumn mood. :) (though not the same recipe you have). Yours look delicious!

  4. Not a fan of pumpkin, but these do look delicious!


  5. I've never tried this recipe before but the pumpkin cookies look delicious!

  6. :)) I'm glad you liked the songs. Another couple of songs that I like by the Civil Wars is birds of a feather, poison and wine, and I've got this friend. The latter is pretty epic, actually. :)))


  7. Those look soooo yummy!! Great pictures!!

  8. Those look incredibly delish...I am definitely bookmarking this recipe, dear!

  9. I'm very tempted to make this! It looks delicious!

    - David Leron

  10. yum...wish we had some pumpkin spice, we'll have to get some.

  11. Mmmm, I think I must make some of these very soon!

  12. these pumpkin cookies look delicous!!! Yummy!