Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup canned pumpkin

2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup chopped walnuts

FROSTING:

1/4 cup butter, softened

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to make it

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add pumpkin; mix well. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

In a small bowl, beat the frosting ingredients until light and fluffy. Frost cookies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Yield: 4 dozen.