Written on October 1, 2013 at 8:30 am , by BHG Guest Blogger
Brenda Score is the creator of the food focused website, a farmgirl’s dabbles, and believes that deliciousness is meant to be shared. Her collection of tried-and-true recipes and inspiring stories combine the family traditions of her mom and grandmas, from Brenda’s life growing up on the farm, with fun twists from the modern food world.
Brenda is the busy mom of two young girls and the wife of an outstanding man who enjoys the backyard thrill of his grills. Together, they love to gather friends and family at the table to share an awesome meal, catch up on life, and play a few games.
Hello! I am thrilled to be posting here today on the BHG blog, Delish Dish! I have been a fan and avid reader of Better Homes and Gardens magazine for longer than I can remember. When I had the opportunity a couple years ago to tour Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, it felt a bit like a dream. To walk through the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens and talk with the people who actually cooked, baked, taste tested, styled, and photographed all the wonderful food we see in their magazines each month…well, it was just plain amazing. And I’m so excited to now be sharing their Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies with you!
These cookies are the perfect sweet nibble for fall, and completely live up to their name. They are melt-in-your-mouth soft and tender, and warm with the flavors of pumpkin and spices.
The cookies are great on their own, but the little swirl of frosting, rich with butter and brown sugar, is a downright lovely addition. I changed the original recipe only slightly by adding another cup of powdered sugar to the frosting, and then sprinkling the frosting with some chopped toasted pecans and flaky sea salt. That little kick from the salt is fabulous!
True Story: I made these Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies right before we headed out on a road trip to stay with my in-laws. I thought they might enjoy the cookies as well, so I packed up a dozen to take with. As my mother-in-law finished her (first) cookie, she said, “They practically melt in your mouth”. I couldn’t help but laugh as I told her the cookie’s name. She agreed that the title was fitting, and wasted no time in snatching up cookie #2!
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