Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Serves 24     adjust servings

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

Instructions

  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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