Melt-in-your-mouth-pumpkin cookies

Melt-in-your-mouth-pumpkin cookies
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups butter, softened
  2. 2 cups granulated sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  10. 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  11. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  12. Frosting
  13. 1/2 cup butter
  14. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  15. 1/4 cup milk
  16. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  17. 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar (add until desired consistency/firmness)
  18. ground cinnamon sprinkled on top (optional)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat the 2 cups of butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder,baking soda,salt,the 1 teaspoon cinnamon,and the nutmeg. Beat until combined. Beat in the eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the four as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
  2. 2. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  3. 3. For frosting, in a small saucepan heat the 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
Adapted from http://parentpretty.com/
Adapted from http://parentpretty.com/
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