The BEST EVER Pumpkin Cookies with ‘Caramel’ frosting (penuche)
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I tried 4 recipes… they all left me wanting more… I took a leap and combined ingredients, made a few small changes and created what my whole family has deemed ‘ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS’ pumpkin cookies!! These are so soft and plump and yummy – perfect on their own…. BUT the frosting – OMG – Penuche fudge anyone?? To die for! I also thinned the frosting with additional milk and just used it as a glaze because there are a few in my family who think some things are too sweet…. That’s the CRAZY (in-law) side – shhhhhh!! J
I never even got a picture of the glazed ones or the chocolate chip (unfrosted) ones… but never fear, these have been requested for this weekend’s tail gating so I will update soon!
Without further ado –
The BEST EVER PUMPKIN COOKIES with “Caramel” Frosting:
PUMPKIN COOKIES –
- Cream Together (I used my new kitchen-aide!!)
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
- Then add:
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 TBSP milk
2 tsp vanilla
- Continue mixing on low, and add:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon AND 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I went heavy J)
1/2 tsp salt
- Blend on Medium for just a minute… until fully combined and (if desired) add:
1 c nuts OR chocolate chips – optional
Drop using regular scoop and Bake on ungreased cookie sheet – @ 375 for 10 minutes
Makes about 2 dozen so go ahead and double up!!
‘Caramel’ FROSTING –
Melt 3 Tbsp butter and 1/2 c. brown sugar in a sauce pan, on very low and stirring constantly, until slightly thick. Cool slightly and add 1/4 c milk, beat/mix until smooth. Add about 2 cups confectionary sugar until frosting consistency. * This is the frosting in the pictures (thick).
I also added another ¼ cup milk and thinned the frosting using it as a glaze… I simply dipped the cookies in the glaze and they were also delicious!!
Let me know what you think!!