Pumpkin Cookies (Originally from my friend Staci at lifeatcobblehillfarm.com posted these Pumpkin Cookies with Cream cheese frosting.)
Cookies (from here):
1 c. butter, softened
½ c. packed brown sugar
½ c. sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
½ t. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars on low until combined then on medium-high for about 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix just until combined.Drop onto cookie sheet by Tablespoonful. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until centers look set. Remove to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
For the frosting: baker's chocolate frosting, right on the back of unsweetened chocolate boxes.
2oz. BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
.5 lb. powdered sugar1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened1 tsp. vanillasplash milk
MICROWAVE chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min., stirring every 30 sec. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min.
ADD sugar, butter and vanilla. Gradually add milk, beating constantly with mixer on low speed until blended.