Local coffee shops are bringing back their pumpkin-based offerings, grocery stores are selling pumpkins, and big box stores are already setting out Halloween costumes. Don’t get left in the dust; start celebrating the fall season!
To help you make the most of autumn, here is a delicious and decadent fall recipe for iced pumpkin cookies. To make them, you’ll need:
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
- 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 ½ cups of white sugar
- ½ cup of softened butter + 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, divided
- 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
- 3 tablespoons of milk
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
In a medium bowl, cream the white sugar with ½ cup of softened butter. Mix in the pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; beat until the mixture is creamy. Hand mix in the flour mixture.
Using a tablespoon, drop the cookies onto a baking sheet, flattening slightly as you go.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. In the meantime, combine the confectioners’ sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Add milk if needed so you can reach a drizzling consistency.
Let your cookies cool, then drizzle with your glaze and enjoy!
If you try out these cookies, let us know in the comments and don’t hesitate to share your favorite fall recipes with us! For all of your insurance needs in Davis, Sacramento, and the rest of California, contact Purves & Associates Insurance Services today.