It's no secret that the flavor of fall is pumpkin spice. If you're looking for a delicious pumpkin recipe that even pumpkin haters will enjoy, try these easy and yummy Pumpkin Spice Cookies. They're perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving gatherings or just for a fun, fall dessert. They are even vegetarian!
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with a Creamy Brown Butter Icing
by Food Blogger Laurel Evans, featured by Fine Dining Lovers
For the cookies:
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 grams baking powder
- 4-1/2 grams baking soda
- 5 grams cinnamon
- 1 gram ground nutmeg
- 1 gram ground cloves
- 2.5 grams ground salt
- 110 grams softened butter
- 300 grams sugar
- 350 grams pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
For the brown butter icing:
- 115 grams unsalted butter
- 240 grams sifted icing sugar
- Vanilla extract
- 10 milliliters pure vanilla extract
- 30 to 60 milliliters milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients.
Drop on cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
Cool cookies, then frost.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until golden brown in color, about 10 minutes. Pour butter into a bowl, and add sugar, vanilla and milk; stir until smooth.
Tip: If the icing is too thick, add another tablespoon milk, a little at a time, until consistency is spreadable.
Let cool for 5 minutes and use immediately.