Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
I have been on the hunt for new pumpkin recipes. Both sweet and savory alike…bust mostly sweet hehe. Well, I came across a delicious one from Betty Crocker that I adapted and made my own that I had to share with you. I promise you this will be the best damn pumpkin cookie recipe you will come across this holiday season! I BEG you to try them out for yourself. They are the fluffiest, moistest, yummiest cookie you will eat for a very looooong time.
What You Will Need:
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup of pumpkin
3/4 cup butter, softened (if need be you can put in microwave for 20 seconds but don’t melt it)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a large mixing bowl (I highly recommend a KitchenAid for this recipe), add your sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Mix on medium or high until very well incorporated. Then, add your pumpkin and eggs. Again, mix very well. I tend to just leave the mixer on as I clean the dishes and put ingredients away. The more whipped the ingredients are the better the cookies!
- On low add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pumpkin spice. If you do not have the pumpkin spice that is ok as the originally recipe does not call for it but I promise it really makes the cookies! Without it the recipe does not taste nearly as “pumpkiny” as I want. Let the ingredients mix on medium to high for a couple of minutes.
- On an ungreased pan drop spoonfuls of the batter. I do them about the size of a ping pong but you can do whatever you would like.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes. It is really hard to burn these cookies (oddly enough!) but if you undercook them it will just taste like dough or flour.
- Let sit on pan for one minute after removing from the oven and then move to a rack or plate.
- THESE COOKIES NEED FROSTING! This pumpkin cookie recipe has the whole sugar salt thing and heavily relies on the frosting. My favorite for these cookies is the Miss Jones Baking Co Organic Vanilla Frosting that you can find at pretty much any grocery store or Target. I tried homemade frosting, including the one that comes with the Betty Crocker recipe, and they are delicious but something about that Miss Jones Frosting really makes this recipe!
- Bon Appetite, Friends!
Thank you Ms Betty Crocker for introducing to me these phenomenal cookies!!! They are my new favorite.