Introduction: Homemade Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting
Waiting for the holidays has never tasted this good. If you are like me waiting for Thanksgiving to enjoy some pumpkin delights, here is a fun twist on classic pumpkin pie. Takes only one hour to make 40 cookies. Anybody over the age of 12 can follow this recipe.
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Step 1: Step 1 : Materials & Equipment
3 bowls Spatula Cookie sheets Measuring cups and teaspoons Non stick spray Electric mixer or wooden spoon Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened ⅔ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup white sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 1 cup pumpkin 1 ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp baking powder 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) Frosting: 4 ounces cream cheese 2 cups powdered sugar ¼ cup butter, softened 1 ½ tsp vanilla tsp=teaspoon DANGER: May contain nuts
Step 2: Step 2: Preparation and Measure Out Butter, Brown Sugar and White Sugar Into a Bowl.
Wipe down and clean all surfaces you will be working on. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Wash hands and tie back long hair to keep out of food. Gather the following items: 3 bowls, ingredients, measuring cups and spoons, spatula, and mixer or wooden spoon.Mix until all ingredients appear uniform.
Step 3: Step 3: Crack and Add Egg and Vanilla to Bowl With Sugars and Butter.
Add egg and vanilla to bowl and blend together until uniformed.
Step 4: Step 4: Blend in Pumpkin.
Start blending in the pumpkin into bowl with brown sugar, white sugar, egg and vanilla.
Step 5: Step 5: in a Separate Bowl, Mix Flour, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Salt and Baking Powder Together.
Add the meausred quantity of flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together in a separate bowl and blend all ingredients together. Once mixed add to other mixing bowl and stir. Stir in walnuts, if desired.Finish by mixing contents together with wooden spoon or electric mixer.
Step 6: Step 6: Place Batter in Fridge for 15 Minutes Uncovered.
Chilling cookie dough before baking solidifies the fat in the cookies. As the cookies bake, the fat in the chilled cookie dough takes longer to melt than room-temperature fat. And the longer the fat remains solid, the less cookies spread.
Step 7: Step 7: Now We Are Ready to Bake!
Lay cookie sheets out, spray with non stick spray. Use a teaspoon to size and drop cookies onto sheet.
Note: If want to, can freeze batter to make at a later time.
Place cookies slightly spaced (about 2 inches) onto a cookie sheet.
WARNING: Oven is hot! Use oven mitt to prevent being burned.
Bake for 10-15 minutes then remove sheet from oven while wearing an oven mitt.
Step 8: Step 8: Frosting Time!
Put butter and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl, and place in microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften. Blend butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together in a bowl.
Step 9: Step 9: Add Frosting and Enjoy!!!
When cookies are cool to the touch, use a spoon to spread frosting onto each cookie.If desired, add additional decorations to the top of the frosting layer. Enjoy your holiday delights.....