Welcome to Natasha's Creative Confections! If you have stumbled upon this blog page, then you're in for a real treat! One of my favorite things to do is bake. If you choose to read on you will find pictures and recipes of some of the fabulous treats that I have created. So take a look around and enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies

I had leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving and was looking for a quick recipe to use it in and I found it in these tasty little pumpkin cookies!

They are the perfect little size to have a small treat, especially if you're craving pumpkin :)

--I used half of this recipe because I only had 1/2 c. pumpkin...I still ended up with around 20 cookies!

For the cookies:
-2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
-1/2 c. butter, softened
-1 c. pure pumpkin
-1 lg. egg
-1 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets.

3. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

For the Glaze:
~Combine 2 cups sifted powder sugar, 3 Tbsp. milk, 1 Tbsp. melted butter and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in a small bowl. Mix until smooth.

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