Dear Crissy

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

I get excited every year when I see the Fall Baking issue of Better Homes and Gardens has hit stores. This is my go-to resource for delicious fall recipe ideas, and the first recipe from the issue I tried this season were these incredible buttery pumpkin cookies. These pumpkin cookies are off the charts!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

Pumpkin-flavored everything has become such a trend in the past few years. I’m not usually on board with every trend, but I have to say that my mouth starts watering when I think about pumpkin treats. I just really love pumpkin!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

These pumpkin cookies were pretty simple to make and everyone in the house agreed that they are a hit. Sometimes you just can’t beat a recipe that’s loaded with everything simple, delicious and familiar.

It’s a good thing that the word butter is in the name of these cookies, because they are absolutely that. Buttery, soft and totally fabulous.

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

I also love that these buttery pumpkin cookies don’t have a cream cheese frosting.

Don’t get me wrong, I love cream cheese, but when it comes to fall baking it seems like the pumpkin and cream cheese combo can become a little overdone. How about some decadent brown sugar icing instead?

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

One thing I wanted to note is that these cookies are nice and big.

When the recipe called for 1/4 cup portions I was a bit worried. Never fear, though, because these buttery pumpkin cookies are big, soft and pillowy. They are so sweet and yummy that you’ll probably only need one to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you your pumpkin fix for the day.

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

This was also one of those recipes where I just couldn’t stop choosing photos during the editing process, hence a post that’s completely loaded with gorgeous, photos.

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

I’m sorry for making you want to lick your computer screen. Well, sort of.

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

You can grab the recipe for these super-scrumptious buttery pumpkin cookies below, and don’t forget to pick up that Fall Baking issue of Better Homes and Gardens for more amazing recipes.

I’m planning to bake a few more of them myself so stay tuned!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing - These soft, buttery pumpkin cookies are like sweet pillows of pumpkin flavor. The brown sugar icing sends them over the top! Pin this now so you don't forget about this amazing pumpkin recipe!

Buttery Pumpkin Cookies

Yield: 26 cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes at 350 degrees

Ingredients:

Cookies


2  cups butter, softened
2  cups granulated sugar
2  tsp. baking powder
2  tsp. baking soda
2  tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1  tsp. salt
2  eggs
2  tsp. vanilla
1  15-0z. can pumpkin
4  cups all-purpose flour


Frosting


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla. 
2 3/4 cups powdered sugar.


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add the next 5 ingredients (through salt). Beat on medium for 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in flour.


2. Drop 1/4-cup portions of dough 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until tops are set and edges are golden. Remove; cool on wire rack.


3. Top cooled cookies with brown sugar icing. If desired, sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice. Makes 26 cookies.


Brown Sugar Icing


1. In a small sauce pan cook and stir 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar over medium heat until brown sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar until smooth. Use immediately. (If frosting begins to harden stir in a few drops hot water until smooth.)


 


Recipe found in Better Homes and Gardens 2015 Fall Baking Magazine


 


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11 Comments

  1. Joan Gallagher — September 10, 2015 @ 11:29 am (#)

    Ca
    n not get recipe for pumkin cookies.
    Could you please email.
    Happy holiday, joan

    Reply

    • Bandy — September 10th, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

      try cut and paste into word program grab corner of pic to shrink then delete all unnecessary wording.

    • Bandy — September 10th, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

      Notice, this recipe takes 2 cups or 2 1/2 cups of butter…. not sure which.. is it 1 1/2 c for the cookie and 1/2 c for the icing or is it 2 c for cookies and 1/2 for the icing.

  2. GiGi Eats — September 10, 2015 @ 10:19 pm (#)

    GIMME SOME OF THAT PUMPKINY SUGAR GOODIE!!!! 

    Reply

  3. Judith — September 11, 2015 @ 7:33 pm (#)

    These look sooooo freaking delicious and pretty! Definitely pinning for later!

    Reply

  4. Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess — September 13, 2015 @ 10:26 pm (#)

    These cookies look super amazing!  Pinning for later! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  5. Jill — September 14, 2015 @ 12:22 am (#)

    Oh my goodness, they look SOOOO good! Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit. I’m pinning this recipe for sure to try out for myself! Hope you have a lovely week!

    Reply

  6. Katie — September 15, 2015 @ 9:21 pm (#)

    Holy cow these look UNBELIEVABLE – thanks for sharing and linking up with the Happiness is Homemade Linky Party, I’ll definitely be trying these this fall!

    Reply

  7. Miz Helen — September 16, 2015 @ 1:36 pm (#)

    We are going to love your Buttery Pumpkin Cookies! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    Reply

  8. Christine at Must Love Home — September 17, 2015 @ 11:35 am (#)

    Hello Beautiful, you are so creative! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been

    working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home

    Reply

  9. Lou Lou Girls — September 19, 2015 @ 11:14 am (#)

    I’m so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7.  Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

    Reply

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