Today I want to share with you my love for pumpkin cookies. I’ve been thinking of these “melt in your mouth” cookies for weeks on end. So, yesterday was my baking day. I finished my morning chores and fired up the ole’ mixer and whipped up a double batch in no time. They are heavenly! I got the recipe from my Mom years ago and it is now a tradition for the holidays.   028.jpg      I can never stop with just one cookie. I turn into a cookie monster when these dudes are laying around. They are delicious! All you need yet is a tall glass of milk or a pot of coffee. Whichever “floats your boat”. I haven’t heard that quote in awhile. Alright…..here we go……

1 cup pumpkin

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

     Cream together first three ingredients.  Then add…..

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

     Mix all together and bake on greased baking sheet at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  027.jpg

     Now for the icing……

3 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup milk

     Cook first three ingredients together for 2 minutes. Then remove from heat and add……

3/4 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

       The powdered sugar can be a bit “dicey”, but just add until it’s of spreading consistency. You want it smooth and a little on the thin side. It’ll harden on the cookies and look nice and fancy. Whatever “fancy” is?! Now, you must work fast, because the icing gets thick and contrary when it cools and then it won’t spread nice at all. At that point you’ll either get mad and throw the whole pan in the trash or you can heat it back up and get it nice and smooth once again. Trust me…..I’ve been there. It took me several tries to get the hang of it.   026     These are a favorite around our house, so I never mess around with a single batch. It’s always a double batch. I put some in the freezer and they make a great snack while doing chores.     015.jpg        Oh yeah….it’s a happy day. We have lots of pumpkin cookies in the freezer. Our only Brown Swiss is feeling fat and sassy. Or maybe I’m the one that’s feeling fat and sassy…………………Carol