Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Using canned pumpkin and your pantry baking staples you'll create one of the most delicious pumpkin recipes you've ever tasted. You can toss out those other pumpkin cookie recipes, this is the only one you'll ever need.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies
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Makes:
60 servings
Yields:
about 60 cookies
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
10 mins 350°F per batch
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Melt-in-Your-Mouth 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
1/2
cup butter
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4
 
Ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups 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 2 teaspoons 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 in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes about 60 cookies.
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