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Living in Florida, we don’t get the changing of the leaves. I live vicariously through photos from Family and Friends. I always love the bright reds, oranges and yellows mixed in with the green trees. As far as Florida Fall goes, Autumn isn’t truly here unless you have pumpkin spice in your life. I love pumpkin pie spice – in coffee, cakes, cookies and so much more.
These cookies definitely melt in your mouth. They are so pillow-y soft and have just the right amount of pumpkin spice and sweetness. Our Thanksgiving dessert table will definitely hold a few of these delicious bites. I’m also going to freeze some for Christmas time, just in case we have unexpected guests popping by to see our newest addition to the family.
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
yield 120 cookies – you can easily cut the recipe in half
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients:
– 2 cups unsalted Butter, room temperature
– 2 cups granulated Sugar
– 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
– 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
– 1 teaspoon Salt
– 2 teaspoons Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
– 2 Eggs
– 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
– 1-15 ounce can pureed Pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
– 4 cups All Purpose Flour
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies Directions:
– Heat oven to 350F.
– In bowl of your stand mixer, beat Butter for 30 seconds until light and fluffy. Add in Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt and Pumpkin Pie Spice. Beat until combined and light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.
– Add in Eggs, Vanilla Extract and Pumpkin. The mixture will look slightly curdled but it is fine.
– While the mixer is on low, slowly add in the Flour a 1/2 cup at a time and mix until just incorporated.
– Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until tops are set and just turning brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack before frosting.
Pumpkin Cookie Frosting Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup unsalted Butter
– 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
– 1/4 cup Milk
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
– 2 & 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar
– Pumpkin Pie Spice for dusting, optional
Pumpkin Cookie Frosting Directions:
– In a small saucepan, heat the Butter and Brown Sugar until melted and there are no lumps.
– Transfer Butter and Sugar mixture to a medium bowl and stir in Milk and Vanilla Extract. Stir in Powdered Sugar until smooth and there are no lumps.
– Spread on cookies and dust with a little Pumpkin Pie Spice. Enjoy
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