It is pumpkin season – if you doubted it just look on Pinterest. So in keeping with the of the season I decided I needed to do a Recipe Redo of my favorite pumpkin cookie. I welcomed our new neighbors with a plate of these Pumpkin Cookies this week and she declared them the best cookies she had ever had!
For many years I was not a pumpkin lover but I have seen the error of my ways and decided I needed to embrace pumpkin!
I think I have succeeded!
First there were the yummy Pumpkin Bars.
Then there was the creamy and Pumpkin Cheesecake
And my favorite way to eat pumpkin pie – Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes!
And who could forget Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream.
Today’s pumpkin recipe is for Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting.
Just like with the pumpkin bars, I think the best part of this cookie may just be the frosting! Yum!! Even though the name of the cookie is Pumpkin Cookie with Maple Frosting there is actually no maple in the frosting but the brown sugar gives it the flavor of maple.
These cookies are moist and delicious and the frosting makes them even better. I put chocolate chips in half the batch but I think I actually preferred them without the chips. Try it both ways and see what you think!
Frost the cookies when they are slightly warm.
I shared these cookies with two different people and my book club. I know it’s a keeper when I get repeated requests for the recipe.
What’s your favorite way to eat pumpkin?
- 1 C butter
- ½ C brown sugar
- ½ C white sugar
- 1 C canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- 3Tbsp butter
- ½ C brown sugar
- ¼ C milk
- 2 C powdered sugar
- Cream sugars and butter
- Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla
- Add remaining ingredients
- Drop spoonfuls onto non-greased cookie sheet
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- Boil 3 Tbsp butter and ½ C brown sugar until mostly smooth (Approx. 2 to 3 minutes)
- Cool and add ¼ C milk and 2 C powdered sugar or until desired consistency and whip with hand mixer until smooth
- Spread onto cookies
Recipe from The Good Apple.