Oh yeah….it’s time. Growing up, we knew Thanksgiving was right around the corner when we could smell the most delicious scent of pumpkin and sugar coming from the kitchen. These cookies are amazing. I mean amazing. It became a staple in our house…as we added members of the family, they grew to love and expect these cookies. This year, they had a little different meaning. You see, my Granddaddy adored these cookies. My mom would make a tin just for him….my Mimi and Granddaddy would come to visit and the cookies were waiting. We’d all sit around and eat cookies. Good times. I have never attempted to make these cookies, not really sure why, but this year, I decided to give it a go. Brody asked if he could bring some cookies to his teachers, so a baking I went.
I am proud to say that I conquered the cookies, the kids are happy and I know Granddaddy is proud!
So here ya go….THE recipe.
*1 cup pumpkin (I use the pumpkin in the can- easy peasy)
*1 cup sugar
*1/2 cup butter
*1 tbsp grated orange peel
*2 cups flour
*1 tsp. baking powder
*1 tsp. baking soda
*1 tsp. cinnamon
*1/4 tsp. salt
Set oven to 375*.
Mix together pumpkin, sugar, butter and orange peel.
In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients until well blended.
Plop some dough on a cookie sheet or baking stone and put in the oven for 8-10 min. (I used a baking stone and my oven sucks, so it took about 13 minutes for mine)
Now for the icing….
*1/4 c. butter
*2 cups powdered sugar
*1 tsp. vanilla extract
*some tablespoons of milk….
The icing is not the easiest, but don’t give up….
Melt butter in a sauce pan, add the powdered sugar and vanilla… add some milk. Now stir and stir and stir. It will still be pretty runny, so keep adding powdered sugar until it gets to the consistency you want. My mom said you don’t want it too runny, but you want to be able to drizzle it on the cookies. If there are lots of lumps, use a spoon to smoosh it against the sides of the pan to get rid of them. When it gets to where you want it, just drizzle it on the cookies- messy is a-ok. You will want to keep stirring the icing because it hardens quick:)
I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does:)
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