Autumn Treat: Iced Pumpkin Cookies


Happy Halloween from a creepy crawler!

     It’s Halloween, but these Iced Pumpkin Cookies are perfect for all sorts of creatures to enjoy through Thanksgiving.  Cobbled together from different recipes, this treat provides a delicious way to use up any leftover pumpkin from your other holiday cooking.  With a cake-like texture, their two-bite size is sweetly satisfying.

1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
½ cup butter brought to room temperature
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup raisins or chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 tablespoons orange juice, milk or half and half 

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add pumpkin and orange peel. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and next four ingredients, then add to butter mixture.  Mix just until well blended, then stir in raisins or nuts.

Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheet and bake until set and lightly golden, about 9-10 minutes.  After cooling on a wire rack, spread with icing.

To make icing, whip together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.  Gradually add in orange juice or milk to desired consistency.

Makes about 6 dozen.

     Hope you enjoy this autumnal delight!

Photos by Avad Fan.


One Comment on “Autumn Treat: Iced Pumpkin Cookies”

  1. Mom and Dad says:

    Sounds like another recipe we together know–that was for the pumpkin soufle’ we adapted by using juice instead of milk and margerine instead of butter. Juice with the pumpkin, as we know, is delicious. Love y’all and Happy Halloween! Mom

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