Melt-in-your-mouth-pumpkin cookies
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Melt-in-your-mouth-pumpkin cookies

Kelly Mike - Saturday, October 03, 2015

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ground cinnamon sprinkled on top

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat the 2 cups of butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. 
  2. Add granulated sugar, baking powder,baking soda,salt,the 1 teaspoon cinnamon,and the nutmeg. Beat until combined. 
  3. Beat in the eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until combined. Beat in pumpkin. 
  4. Beat in as much of the four as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
  5. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Frosting
  1. In a small saucepan heat the 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. 
  2. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. 
  3. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.

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