Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups fresh pumpkin

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

4 cups all-purpose flour

 

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or use Silpat.

In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter, pumpkin and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in flour, soda, baking powder and cinnamon.  Drop cookies by scant tablespoons onto baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheets and transfer to wire rack to cool.  Once cookies are cooled, frost with the cream cheese frosting listed below.

 

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

INGREDIENTS

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

¼ lb unsalted butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

PREPARATION

In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the cream cheese, butter and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.  On low speed, add the powdered sugar and blend thoroughly.