Christmas Cookies – Day 9

The cookie of the day is Cinnamon Iced Pumpkin Cookies.  These are a cake cookie and so delicious!  I might have to go get one now!  These cookies are new to me this year, but I can guarantee we will have them throughout the year from now on.  Since I was young my family has had a rule about pumpkin foods – you can eat them whenever you want!  Pumpkin is a superfood, after all.  Growing up, if pumpkin pie was in the house you can bet we were eating it for breakfast.  So yes, the boys and I had these for breakfast.  In fairness, we ate the ones I did not ice (I was saving them for breakfast, of course!)

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Icing:

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. milk

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add egg, vanilla and pumpkin.  Combine.
  • Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.  Mix until combined.
  • Drop onto cookie sheet using cookie scoop.
  • Bake 12 – 15 minutes.
  • Once completely cooled, ice cookies.

Icing Directions:

  • Combine confectioners sugar, melted butter, and vanilla.  Add milk as needed to achieve desired consistency.  I made my icing thicker than a glaze.

If you haven’t noticed, I do not like cloves.  I omit them from all of my recipes.  Feel free to add ground clove wherever you would normally include it.

Enjoy!

Today was Dane’s class holiday show.  The kids showcased holiday traditions from around the world through song.  Dane had France.  I love France.  I have been lucky enough to visit different parts of France on occasion and hope to take the boys there some day.  This was a fun introduction for him.

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It is great to have the opportunity to support the boys school activities.  Nana and Aidan came too, and we were all very proud of Dane.

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