Oct 30, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies

Today was our daycare Halloween party which was fun, but also a lot of work and a lot of hyper little costumed kids screaming and crying because it took me 45 minutes to get them dressed only to have them rip them off right after I took pics. *sigh* Besides that, it was fun!

I made a pumpkin shaped pizza for lunch, played Halloween bingo and pin the nose on the Jack-O-Lantern. For prizes I made them all Halloween bookmarks, gotta love free printables online!! And for dessert, I found this FABULOUS recipe for Pumpkin Cookies that are really incredible. Very moist and flavorful, I made a normal cream cheese frosting to frost them with, and then let the kids frost them and add some Halloween sprinkles. What fun (and mess:) they had!!

Super Soft Pumpkin Cookies
1 C. Butter, softened
1 C. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. canned pumpkin puree
2 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 pkg instant vanilla pudding

Preheat oven to 350 and grease cookie sheets. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla, stir in pumpkin puree. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pudding; gradually add to pumpkin mixture. Using cookie scoop, or spoon, shape dough into balls and place two inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

For the cream cheese frosting, mix together 1/4 C softened butter, 1/2 pkg softened cream cheese, 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1 C. powdered sugar. Add enough milk to the right consistency.

Rachel said these would be perfect for breakfast, and I think she's right, would be better with a steaming hot cup of coffee??!! Have a wonderful and SAFE Halloween everyone!!


Heidi said...

Happy Halloween :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

I'm finally back and getting settled.
Post these to the knock off party--please.


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Cara,
It's so nice to meet you! I really appreciate your kind visit to my blog and that you are following along as well. You are so kind. Thank you for entering my giveaway as well. Good luck to you!

Oooohhh...The iced pumpkin cookies look positively delish! I can almost taste them now. Mmmm....:)

Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Your house sounds like it was the place to be for Halloween. :) And, yes, coffee with pumpkin cookies after the trick or treaters are in bed. :)

Rainy Day Farm said...

What a yummy looking cookie. I can't wait to try those with my kids. They love pumpkin.

Diana said...

I've been enjoying anything pumpkin lately! Sounds good.

sleepyhead designs studio said...

Thanks for visiting and for your comment! Your recipes look right up my alley! Funny, I was just talking to someone yesterday (in person) who had just made pumpkin cookies. I've got to try your recipe-yummy!