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Melt In Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Are you sick of pie? Then try these cookies, they really do melt in your mouth! My mom made these for the Thanksgiving weekend. They were perfect because they are make ahead, delicious and there were a lot. We had an endless supply for our tea parties, which we needed, because we had A LOT of tea parties! Kudos to my mom for frosting all of those cookies. 


You also don't have to keep them in a tupperware container for them to stay fresh, she left them out on wax paper, covered them with some paper towels (although I'm convinced this was only needed to hide them from my Dad and Grandpa before company arrived) and they stayed fresh and melted in our mouths all weekend long. The recipe comes from a Better Homes and Garden magazine she had picked up.

For Cookies

2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 15 oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
4 cups flour
For Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups powdered sugar 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat 2 cups of butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat together until combined. Beat in eggs and sugar until mixed together. Beat in pumpkin, and then beat in flour.

Place small spoonful of dough on cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches in between. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until tops are set. I always heed on the lower side because no one likes an over cooked cookie. Place cookies on cooling rack.

To make frosting, heat butter and brown sugar and until melted and smooth in saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread frosting on cookies and then let them melt in your mouth!

Reader Comments (3)

I love anything pumpkin and pumpkin cookies during this time of the year are the best!! These looks so fluffy and yummy :)

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie @ Table for Two

You don't mention when to add the powdered sugar for the frosting. I will assume that it should be added after the milk and vanilla.

October 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris Conner

That's correct! Thank you for letting me know that was missing, I've updated the recipe!

November 3, 2013 | Registered CommenterCarrie

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