Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

We went apple picking a couple weekends ago and ever since then I've been in a fall baking mood. This past weekend I decided to move on to pumpkins and made a family favorite, pumpkin pecan cookies. They are so delicious on their own, but the brown sugar butter frosting really takes them up a level. I have a habit of losing recipes, so I decided to start posting my favorites to the blog as a point of reference. So I hope people who are reading like pumpkins as much as I do. This might be my favorite pumpkin recipe of all time.

Cookie Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chopped toasted pecans

Brown Sugar Frosting Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, and sugar. Heat butter in microwave for 50 seconds. Mix in butter, egg and pumpkin mix. Chop pecans and toast in a small pan on the stove for about 60 seconds on medium heat. Add pecans to the mixture and stir in.
3. Using a tablespoon to measure, drop dough onto cookie sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
4. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 40 cookies.
5. After the cookies have been baked and cooled, make the brown sugar butter frosting. In a small-medium saucepan heat the butter, then mix in the brown sugar. Remove mixture from the stove.Stir in the sifted powder sugar, adding a little bit at a time. Add the vanilla and hot water and mix until smooth. Frost the cookies immediately. If needed add more hot water to make smooth.

Do you have any great fall recipes to share? If you have any posted on your blogs, please share a link! :)


  1. These look tasty! A staple for my kitchen in the fall is pumpkin bread, love it.

  2. oh my gosh... these cookies are so perfect for the fall season. i love that they also have nuts in them :)

  3. They sound (and look) amazing! I just made some pumpkin cookies that were great, but I will have to give these a try if you say they are good! :) Hope all is well!

  4. I'm totally making these this weekend! It looks so easy and yet, so delicious! I've been dying to do some fall baking myself! This is the perfect recipe :) Thanks for sharing it!