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PUMPKIN COOKIE RECIPE-HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PUREE: I love using pumpkins with my kids and decorating with them, but I HATE wasting food. We roast our pumpkins and make our own homemade pumpkin puree. Then I freeze it in the freezer in 2 cup portions so it’s ready for recipes. This pumpkin cookie recipe is bomb!

Pumpkin Cookies with Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Soft, tasty, cake like pumpkin cookies with a light glaze.
Author Christina Kamp

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 C . flour
  • 1 tsp . baking powder
  • 1 tsp . baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp . sea salt
  • 1/2 C . soft butter
  • 1 1/2 C . raw sugar
  • 1 C . homemade pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp . vanilla
  • 2 C . powdered sugar
  • 4 T . milk
  • 1 T . melted butter
  • 1 tsp . vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and raw sugar.
  3. Add pumpkin, egg, and 2 teaspoons vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. If you want to use Gina's spices, you could add them now, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.
  5. Mix into wet ingredients.
  6. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
  8. Cool cookies.
  9. To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  10. Drizzle over cooled cookies with a fork.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Gina on AllRecipes.com