My applesauce making has officially kicked me, high speed, into fall! The other day, I decided I just HAD to make something involving pumpkin. Now, it is important to remember, pumpkin is not really my jam. Cake- my jam, Jam-my jam, Pumpkin- eh, its ok. These cookies however, may have converted me to be a “Pumpkin is my Jam” kinda girl. Gina is a wizard when it comes to making healthy baked goods so when I saw this delicious recipe on her blog the other day, I remembered I had a nice can of pumpkin sitting at home and it was a no brainer- Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Glaze were created. Now, a few changes were made because 1) Jessica is dumb and didn’t have all the ingredients and 2) even after she went to the store… she still didn’t have all the ingredients. Fret not! These still rocked my socks! I also doubled the recipe because I was opening the can of pumpkin and didn’t want it to go to waste!
8 oz whipped cream cheese
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned is fine)
1/2 cup 1% buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp skim milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1) Preheat oven to 350°.
2) In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer mix cream cheese, butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
3) Add eggs and mix well.
4) Add in pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla.
5) In another bowl combine flour, spice, baking soda, salt and baking powder;
6) Slowly add in pumpkin mixture while stiring with a spoon
7) Mix until completely combined (will look more liquidy than your average cookie dough).
8) Drop spoonfulls onto a tin foil-ed, pamed baking sheet.
9) Bake 12 – 14 minutes or until golden.
10) Remove and let cool
1) While the cookies are baking, whisk the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl with a fork.
2) Place in a zip lock bag and cut off the corner (small!)
3) Drizzel onto the cookies and…
Makes 50 cookies
These cookies get a Star Fabulous Rating of 10/10 but then again, Gina is a genius so
I expected nothing less
Star Fabulous Rating: 10/10