How was your Halloween? Nursing a mean sugar hangover today?

Thought so.

Did you carve a pumpkin, bake with a pumpkin, and eat pumpkin seeds?


Well it might be a bit late to carve a pumpkin now, but it’s never too late to bake with pumpkin. The past couple weeks have been busy and filled with autumnal things. One of my FAVORITE cousins came to visit with her boyfriend. While boyfriend and my brother created pumpkin art (that’s their handiwork above), we all chatted and baked cookies. It was a lot of fun, and we spent the rest of their visit celebrating birthdays, eating good food, and playing rock band. Special thanks to sis J for baking these awesome cookies with me–there is nothing better than baking, surrounded by your friends and family. Also, I am totally in love with these soft & spicy cookies…

Iced Pumpkin Cookies


for cookies:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°.

Cream together the 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine the rest of the dry ingredients and spices. Gradually beat into the pumpkin mixture until combined.

Scoop batter by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet.  Keep cookies at least 2” apart and press the batter slightly into the pan.  Bake 15-20 minutes until cookies have browned slightly.  Cool on a wire rack placed over a piece of wax paper.

Prepare icing.  Mix all the ingredients together, adding more milk if needed to obtain a drizzling consistency.  Drizzle or dip cookies into the icing.  Let cookies dry on wire rack.  This recipe makes about 36 delicious cookies.


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8 Responses to “Boo!”

  1. Joy Zhang Says:

    holy moly, i want one in my tummy now!!

  2. Jen Jen Says:

    Sorry I wasn’t able to frost them for you! They turned out beautiful though. Did you end up sending any to Erika?

  3. citytart Says:

    :-), thanks Joy.

    JJ–No cookies were sent to Erica. I am an awful human being and a trip to the post office didn’t happen that week. I will have to send her some cookies soon though. What’s better than getting cookies in the mail?

  4. Lara Says:

    Mine got mushy on the second day because of the frosting, why didn’t yours? So yummy….

  5. Crystal Degenhardt Says:

    Thanks for birthday greetings! Love your blog. I made pumpkin soup yesterday but still have loads of pumpkin, so I think I’ll give your cookies a try!

  6. citytart Says:

    Lara–did you frost them when they were still warm? You have to make sure they’re totally cooled. Could have been humidity too. Crystal–I’ll have to make pumpkin soup…

  7. Jude Says:

    Those cookies look delicious. Chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp–

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