It’s October 29th and it’s SNOWING in the northeast!!  Can you believe it?!

It’s hard to tell from the picture, but it is really coming down out there!  At least you can see my orange tree!  Isn’t it lovely?  The northeast truly does have a BEAUTIFUL autumn season.

I am gonna post a pumpkin recipe today, although I feel like I should move straight to a peppermint bark recipe instead!

Oh well, today is the perfect day to turn on the oven, warm up the house, and bake some delicious…

Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies are very soft and cake-like.  I added little jewels of chocolate chips to give them an extra punch of sweetness.  The vanilla glaze on top really takes the cookie to a different level.  These cookies remind me more of a muffin top than a cookie, therefore, it is justified to eat them for breakfast.  Yeah, that’s right, I said it… I ate it for breakfast.  And I felt no shame.  NONE.

Pumpkin Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • VANILLA GLAZE (recipe below)

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease baking sheets. 

COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle or spread with Vanilla Glaze.FOR VANILLA GLAZE:
COMBINE
 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well.Recipe Source:  Very Best Baking
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