Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Total Time
Serves 24

Soft pumpkin cookies with a cooked caramel frosting.

Ingredients

    Cookies

    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour

    Frosting

    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup powedered sugar

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir in pumpkin.
    3. In a medium bowl, sift together the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
    4. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
    5. To make frosting: In a medium saucepan, combine butter, cream, and brown sugar over medium heat.
    6. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
    7. Cool then stir in powdered sugar. Spread frosting over cooled cookies.

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