Friday, October 24, 2008

Shawn's Pumpkin Iced Cookies

This is a recipe that my good friend, Shawn, introduced to me. She made them this weekend and busted them out when all of us girls were hanging out at the hotel. My husband and I were in Atlanta for a wedding. These are YUMMY! And perfect for the fall weather. :)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves (I leave out)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 CUP(not the whole can) canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
4. To make glaze: Combine confectioner's sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency:-)