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Pumpkin Cookies For Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and Rebecca is back in the kitchen showing you how to put a twist on a traditional holiday dessert. These homemade pumpkin cookies with delicious cream cheese frosting, are a mouth watering alternative to pumpkin pie. So if you want the taste of pumpkin pie and the portability of a cookie, we think you will find these Thanksgiving treats, simply good.
Ingredients
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pumpkin puree 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1 Pinch
  Nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Butter 4 Ounce
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce
  Powdered sugar 1 Pound
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

MAKING
2. To make the cookies, in large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, oil and pumpkin.
3. Mix until well blended.
4. Add eggs one at a time and stir in vanilla.
5. In medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
6. Whisk together with fork.
7. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
8. Pipe batter in spirals onto 2 inch squares of parchment paper.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 11 minutes.
10. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool.
11. For the filling beat butter until fluffy.
12. Add cream cheese to butter and beat together.
13. Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated.
14. Stir in vanilla.
15. If frosting is too thick add cream or milk a few drops at a time until they are the correct consistency.
16. Spread frosting on bottom of cookie and top with another cookie.

SERVING
17. Serve or store in jars for a few days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Kick off your Thanksgiving preparations with this Pumpkin Cookies for Thanksgiving recipe. These homemade pumpkin cookies with delicious cream cheese frosting, are a mouth watering alternative to pumpkin pie. So if you want the taste of pumpkin pie and the portability of a cookie, you will find these simply good.

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