Melt-in-Your-Mouth Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

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Makes:
60 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
10 mins to 12 mins 350°F
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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients
2
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
15 ounce can pumpkin
 
Ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  2. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Spread Penuche Frosting on cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Place cookies in tin separating layers with waxed paper; cover.

Penuche Frosting

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in milk and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
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