Pumpkin Cookies with Carmel Frosting Recipe

25 Sep

Oh my goodness, I have the most fabulous recipe for you today!  I found this recipe for Pumpkin Cookies with Carmel Frosting on Pinterest the other day and it is amazing!  And quite perfect for fall.  It is originally from letsdishrecipes.com and I made a couple changes to it which I have included below.  I picked this recipe because my husband doesn’t like cheese in any form, especially cream cheese, so I thought the carmel frosting would be a great supplement for the traditional cream cheese frosting that is often put on pumpkin treats.  The recipe is a little time consuming but SO worth it.  This might be my new favorite fall recipe!  I hope you like it too!

Pumpkin Cookies with Carmel Frosting Recipe adapted from Letsdishrecipes.com

Ingredients
Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened (this recipe originally calls for 1 cup but I didn’t wantt to use that much butter and honestly after making them, you could probably use even less)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 and 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Pinch of salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir in pumpkin. In a medium bowl, sift together the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.  Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. To get the perfect shape of cookie, try to flatten them a bit before you put them in the oven.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.

To make frosting: In a medium saucepan, combine butter, cream, and brown sugar over medium heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool then stir in confectioner’s sugar.  Spread frosting over cooled cookies.

5 Responses to “Pumpkin Cookies with Carmel Frosting Recipe”

  1. Joy Gregg September 25, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Sounds delicious! I must try them! How was school yesterday?

  2. Allie September 25, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    These look and sound amazing!! Can’t wait to try! 🙂

  3. Stronglikemycoffee September 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    My mouth is watering 😛

  4. Amy Keegan September 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Ok, I very much appreciate this post. Pumpkin + Cookie = PLEASE!

  5. frugalfeeding September 26, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    That frosting looks particularly luxurious!