Wednesday, October 15, 2014

recipe | pumpkin spice frosted cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

1 stick butter, softened
½ cup coconut oil
1 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon all spice
2 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla
8 ounces pumpkin puree
2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and coconut oil until well mixed and creamy. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice. Beat until combined. Beat in the eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until combined. Beat in the pumpkin puree. Gradually mix in the flour until all is well combined.
Drop a spoonful of dough two inches apart on to a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10  minutes. Move cookies to a wire racks to cool completely.

Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ stick butter, softened
¼ cup light brown sugar
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
1-2 Tablespoons milk
2-4 cups powdered sugar

Mix softened cream cheese and butter until it is smooth and creamy. Mix in the brown sugar and
cinnamon. Mix in the vanilla and milk. Finally, gradually add in the powdered
sugar one cup at a time, until it is the proper consistency.

The frosting goes so perfectly on these cookies. They are amazing!

I am so happy it is time for fall baking!

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