PUMPKIN COOKIES WITH CINNAMON ICING
Yield: about 5 dozen
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
7 ½ oz. solid pack pumpkin (half a 15-oz. can)
1/4 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the pumpkin, eggs and milk.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture.
4. Drop by tablespoonfuls (1 inch apart) onto prepared baking sheets (lightly pat down any rough edges if you want smoother looking cookies). Bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
5. In a medium bowl, combine all the icing ingredients; whisk until smooth. If icing is too thick to drizzle, thin with more milk, one tablespoon at a time, to a pourable consistency. Drizzle icing over the cookies (coating either the whole cookie or just part of it). Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
6. Store in the refrigerator.
adapted from Denise Smith at allrecipes.com.
|creaming the butter and sugar|
|adding the pumpkin, egg and milk|
|mixing in the flour/spice mixture|
|pumpkin cookie dough|
|The dough is a little sticky, so it's a kind of rough around |
the edges when you first drop it on to the sheet pan.
|If you want your cookies to have a smoother look, |
you can pat down the rough edges on the dough
before baking (this is a purely cosmetic decision).
|baked, close up|
|pouring icing on with a spatula|
|cookie enrobed with icing|
I like the look of drizzling better, and
not just because I'm lazy and it's easier
(although after the rack thing, I can
understand why you'd think that).
|sprinkled with cinnamon|
|sprinkled with cinnamon, close up|