Friday, October 16, 2009

foodie friday: pumpkin cookies

Happy Friday friends!

Today's recipe is another Theta classic. The recipe makes a lot of cookies, definitely more than we need just for the two of us. If you're in the mood for a fall treat, these are definitely the perfect fit.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Sift together and set aside:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat until well-blended:
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 stick butter, softened

Add and beat until smooth:
1 cup canned pumpkin (the recipe called for Libby's pumpkin but I used some that I found at Whole Foods. Turns out there is a pumpkin shortage so I had a hard time finding any)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Gradually add flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets. Bake at 350 fro 15-18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Drizzle with glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

My 'glaze' was a little thick so it was more frosting-like. You can adjust how much powdered sugar or milk to make the glaze whatever consistency you like. We're frosting fans here and Kyle isn't crazy about pumpkin flavored things (although he loves these cookies!) so I figured thicker was better for us.

Let me know if you try the recipe! Enjoy the weekend!


  1. Those look delicious! I will definitely try this recipe. Thank for sharing :)

  2. yummy, those look great! I think I am going to try it out tom. afternoon, I hope I can find some pumpkin! haha :) I will let you know how it goes!

  3. I make something very similar to that every fall, but intead of the glaze I make a cream cheese frosting and make pumpkin cookie sandwiches! Last time I made them, the whole batch was gone in about 3 hours- and I only had 2! Daniel had the rest.

  4. Stephanie!

    Leigh totally made these for us last thursday night! We devoured them. Sooo delish!


  5. i am making these tonight! :) woohoo! gracias lovely.