Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good Stuff

If you're looking for a tasty way to welcome the cooler weather, I'd recommend these cookies. They're cake-like, not too sweet and topped with a nice brown sugar glaze.

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies


Ingredients:

Cookies:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup pureed cooked pumpkin
1 medium egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Icing:
1/2 cup brown sugar
¼ cup milk
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon of vanilla


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Prepare the cookies: Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add pumpkin and egg and beat well.

3. In a separate large bowl, sift together remaining dry ingredients. Add to pumpkin mixture, beating to blend.

4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and flatten into cookie shapes. Place on parchment-covered backing sheet and bake until light golden, 9 to 11 minutes. Remove and cool.

5. Meanwhile, prepare the icing: Combine brown sugar, milk, and butter in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and vanilla until smooth.

6. When cookies are slightly cooled, generously glaze the icing over the tops and allow to cool completely before serving.