Welcome to The Cookie Monster, a blog about the most marvelous, versatile, and beloved bakeable item in the land: The cookie. You may see occassional forays into pies, bars, and other sweet treats, but my main focus is and has always been on the bite sized genius behind my very favorite snack. Happy Baking!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

My darling college roomie Beanie sent along this recipe to me a month or so ago, alleging they were called by some "the best cookies ever." Clearly I had to give them a go, and I have to say they are definitely in the running for this lofty title. Yummers.

I have the house to myself this weekend, so I will obviously be baking and making a mess of the kitchen every chance I get. The above ingredients will be easily accessible on the counter at all times. Particularly the wine.

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp chives
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

1 tablespoon melted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 tsp salt

First off, cream together the butter and sugar. then add the egg, vanilla and pumpkin. Blend until smooth.
Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, until you have this tasty concoction.

Drop by tablespoon fulls onto a parchment lines baking sheet. Warning: Super Sticky.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Let your cookies cool, and in the meantime, mix up your glaze ingredients. It's really just as simple as throwing them all in a bowl, and whisking....

Once your glaze is of the desired consistency, dip each cookie in one at a time, and let the excess glaze drip off.

I added some sprinkles for good measure.

Glaze and all, these little babies are contenders for the "best cookie ever" badge of honor. Pretty damn good. enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. THESE ARE AMAZING!!!! I had one for breakfast! They are so moist - more cake than cookie. YUMMMMMMMM!