Here is a delicious frosted pumpkin cookie that comes from my friend, Rebecca. Rebecca was Anya's dance teacher before the Army moved her to the other side of the country. Luckily for Facebook, we have been able to keep in touch with each other. Rebecca and I usually end up talking about food and I am so happy that she shared this recipe with me!
Another friend from dance class had told me about these cookies and that they were fantastic and that I had to try them. I immediately wrote Rebecca and asked for the recipe and made them as soon as she wrote back.
The cookie itself is cakey, full of pumpkin flavor and spices, and so good! It really is delicious on its own. The frosting is made with brown sugar and is the perfect compliment for the cookies. We really loved these and I will definately make them again!
Frosted Pumpkin Cookies1 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 cup pumpkin
1.5 tsp cinnamon (heaping)
1 tsp cloves (heaping)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (Heaping)
1 tsp vanilla (heaping)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup raisins
1/3 c. chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Mix oil, pumpkin and sugar. Add vanilla. Mix flour, spices, baking powder and soda then add to wet. Add flour, nuts and raisins. mix until blended (do not overmix).
Bake @ 350 for 10-12 minutes on greased cookie sheet.
Remove and cool completely. Frost.
3 TBSP softened butter
4 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients until smooth.