Driving home from school this morning I was taken aback by how beautiful it looked with all the leaves changing and falling around me. I didn’t know what I was going to post today but as soon as I saw what a perfect autumn day it was I decided that it was the perfect day for my pumpkin cookie recipe! This cookie is like fall wrapped up into one and brings the best flavors out of this season. Topped with a simple glaze drizzle that adds some sweetness to the pumpkin flavor. They literally are SO amazing and taste like perfect little pumpkin clouds! Like a pumpkin muffin in cookie form; I promise you will have zero regrets if you give them a try.
PERFECT PUMPKIN COOKIE RECIPE
1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup of bread flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice* (optional but adds more of that pumpkin pie flavor to them that I LOVE)
1/2 tsp of salt
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup of 100 percent pumpkin puree
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)**at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract* (I’ve tried out both for this recipe and they are both equally as good)
FOR THE GLAZE:
1/2 cup of Powdered sugar
1/2 tbsp of milk
1 Tbsp of butter melted
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. In a medium bowl, mix together your flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice*(if you decide to add it in) and salt. Then set aside.
3. In the bowl of your stand mixer put in butter and your sugar and beat until combined and smooth.
4. Add in your pumpkin, egg and vanilla or almond extract and mix until combined.
5. Grab your dry ingredients and add in gradually until just combined
6. Set up your cookie sheets with parchment paper and using a cookie scoop (mine is 1 tbsp and 1/2 size) or using a spoon drop tablespoons of batter onto your cookie sheets.
7. Bake your cookies for 16-18 minutes or until the edges seem firm.
8. Once baked let your cookies cool completely before adding glaze.
FOR THE GLAZE:
1. Combine your powdered sugar, milk and melted butter in a bowl and whisk together until combined.
2. Add your mixture to a piping bag if you have one available or just drizzle it onto your cookies with a spoon. Wait until cookies are completely cool before adding the glaze.
This recipe makes about 30 cookies and is super easy to make! You must try them!! They are simply too good to miss and are the perfect treat to make with your family on a perfect fall day!
Let me know if you give them a try in the comments!