Iced Pumpkin Cookies
"The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon (πέπων), which is Greek for “large melon". The French adapted this word to pompon, which the British changed to pumpion and later American colonists changed that to the word we use today, "pumpkin"Pumpkins, like other squash, are thought to have originated in North America. The oldest evidence, pumpkin-related seeds dating between 7000 and 5500 BC, were found in Mexico "(source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin_cultivation)
"Pumpkins are popular at Halloween when they are carved into Jack-o'-lanterns. The practice was brought to the United States by Irish immigrants who originally carved turnips into Jack-o'-lanterns. In America, pumpkins were more plentiful and cheaper than turnips, and so came about the switch from turnips to pumpkins. "(source:http://homecooking.about.com/od/foodhistory/a/pumpkinhistory.htm)
I'm in-love with Pumpkin flavor, I remembered my first pumpkin pie and it was divine! This time of the year, pumpkins pretty popular and they are inexpensive... Perfect way to bake some sweet treat for the whole family to enjoy, The sweet thing about this, I got the easiest recipe to share with you! I found this recipe at Allrecipes.com , As you know Me!, I only use ingredient I have on hand, being said that, I omit few ingredients on the original source. The pumpkin cookie turn out really good to my family liking and the store bought cream cheese icing is just perfect addition. The perfect way to end our Chili dinner.. (wink)
Below is my simplified Ice Pumpkin Cookie recipe. Check this out and let me know what you think.:) C'mon lets start baking!
2 1/2 cup flour
1 cup can pumpkin puree
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
To Make Glaze: Combine 2 cups of confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degree. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside;
2.) In a medium bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla, pumpkin puree and egg, beat until creamy.
3.) Slowly add the dry ingredients onto the wet ingredients. Mix well. Put tablespoon of cookie batter onto sprayed cookie sheet, flatten slightly.
4.) Bake for 15 minutes. Let it cool and then iced the cookies.
5.) Share and Enjoy!
- I used the can pumpkin puree on this recipe, feel free to used homemade pumpkin puree if you have some.
-I used store bought cream cheese icing to ice the cookies but I do have some recipe for homemade icing as well if you want to try. ( Posted below the Ingredients)
- cooking time varies depending on the oven your using, adjust the cooking time if needed.
- Enjoy and just have FUN at the kitchen.:)