Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing


We're remodeling our master bathroom, and from our previous experience with the kitchen, let me give you two words of advice that will make any home project run more smoothly: Coffee and Cookies. I mean, a contractor just can't argue with you when he has his mouth full of these soft, cake-like cookies with caramel icing. They're just too good! You'll be amazed at just how prompt the tile craftsmen are when they know that fresh, hot coffee,  is waiting for them.


Wouldn't you be?


These soft, cake-like delicious cookies remind me of the kind my grandma used to make.
A delicious autumn treat!



Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing
Adapted from allrecipes.com

Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup shortening ( I used Earth Balance)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups White Whole Wheat flour
  1. Cream shortening, sugar and pumpkin.  Add eggs and mix well.  Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and flour.  Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop from spoon to cookie sheet.  I used an ice cream scoop for even cookies.  These worked well as larger cookies because of their cake-like consistency.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Caramel Icing
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1  teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup confectioner's sugar

Cook butter, milk and brown sugar until dissolved.  Cool and add confectioner's sugar and vanilla.  Spread over warm cookies.



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22 comments:

  1. I noticed your cookies on "It's a Keeper Thursdays" and now that I actually see the recipe, they look even better! Great picture...I want just reach in and grab one!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Leslie :)

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  2. These look delightful! So simple too. Lovely pictures. I agree with Leslie, I could reach right in and grab one.

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  3. Totally in agreement with you - a full contractor is a happy contractor. And these would definitely do the trick!

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  4. I just came from Friday Potluck. Love your recipe especially the glaze and the photo is gorgeous. I'll have to give this recipe a try - luv pumpkin in my recipes. I posted an oatmeal pumpkin cookie.

    Stop by and visit when you have a chance.

    Joanne

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  5. Wow, just the photos made my mouth water!! I'll try these for sure.

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  6. These look so yummy! I LOVE pumpkin & so perfect for Fall. I'm here from Foodie Friday.

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  7. Your cookies look so good that Caramel Icing is just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Divine! Can almost smell them through the photo! Thanks so much for sharing these tasties on Momtrends Friday Food!

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  9. These look delicious! I love a frosted cookie. And, the brown sugar frosting looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  10. I didn't see a temperature to bake these at nor how long to bake them for...

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  11. Thanks! I'm going to blame that on my ever-distracted life! :-) Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes!

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  12. Girl you are getting a double feature at Bacon Time because I can't stop thinking about these.

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  13. YUM! These look amazing! I'd like to have one right now with my morning coffee :)

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

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  14. Oh my, pumpkin and caramel sounds divine together!

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food this week!
    ~Shannon, Food Channel Editor, Momtrends.com

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  15. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you will have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! I featured you at this week's party! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  17. can you use butter/margarine instead of shortening?

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    1. Yes! I used Earth Balance which is a type of margarine. Butter will work, too, but will create a slightly different consistency and outcome. It will still be delicious, but might be a bit crispier.

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  18. This is my first time i visit here.
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    From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here!Thanks for your sharing

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