Pumpkin Cookies

I know I know, I have not updated this blog in well over a year.

Tonight as I went to make a these treasured fall cookies and went to view the recipe on my blog, I suddenly got drawn down tearful road of memories… I actually had to stop reading and get back to the task at hand. I was determined to make this annual fall favorite, so I knew I had to lay the blog aside and come back to it soon.

So there you have it friends, a promise to soon update this old blog, but for the meantime I am going to leave this recipe here for you to make fabulous fall cookies.

Trust me these cookies are that good. You will be the hit of your family (think… contending for mom of the year kind of famous), friends all over will adore you for showing up at their door with these stunners….or heck it’s also ok to make them and eat a bunch of them for dinner tonight (not saying I did that or anything, but I did want to mention that as another option).

Pumpkin Cookies

 I usually throw a little whole wheat flour in also, but you can use white flour. The whole wheat is used to try and convince me that they are healthy, so then I can eat more of them!!  Remember to make the frosting as listed, it is what makes the cookies so good…….and it tastes yummy on it’s own also!!

1 cup of pumpkin

1/2 c. of butter ( softened)

1 1/2 c of sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c. of white flour

3/4 c. whole wheat flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. of raisins ( to soften, boil 1/2 c. of water and add raisins, and let sit about 5 min., drain, and add to mixture)

Frosting

3/4 c. packed brown sugar

1/4 c. butter

1 1/4 c. powdered sugar

1 to 2 tbsp. half & half

1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl combine, granulated sugar, pumpkin, 1/2 c. butter, egg and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add flours, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Beat at low speed, until soft dough forms. Gently stir raisins into mixture. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookie is set. Cool completely.

Frosting – In a 1 qt. saucepan, combine brown sugar, 1/4c. butter. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture can be stirred smooth. Do not allow it to boil. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth. Spread frosting evenly on cookies and ENJOY!!!

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