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Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze

Feel free to cut this recipe in half if you don't need so many cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze
Servings: 96 cookies
Author: Anna

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Cookies

  • 2 cups butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 batch Maple Glaze, see recipe below

Optional Add-Ins:

    Add 4 cups of any of the following, if you desire —

    • Raisins
    • Nuts, I used pecans, but Vince thought walnuts would be better.
    • Chocolate chips

    Ingredients for Maple Glaze

    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 Tablespoons melted butter
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • 6 Tablespoons maple syrup, using real gives a MUCH better flavor profile

    Instructions

    Cookie Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    • Cream together the butter and the sugars until well mixed.
    • Beat in the pumpkin, eggs and vanilla. It's okay if the batter looks a little curdled.
    • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
    • With the mixer at low speed, stir the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
    • Stir in any of the optional additions you might be using.
    • Drop by Tablespoons onto parchment lined cookie sheets, at least 2 inches apart. Don't press them down, leave them round on the cookie sheet.
    • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until light golden brown.
    • Cool cookies on racks.
    • When completely cooled put the cookie racks on top of waxed paper, then drizzle the Maple Glaze on top of each cookie.
    • Let glaze dry and serve!

    Maple Glaze Directions

    • Whisk together all ingredients until incorporated and no more lumps remain.
    • Drizzle on your choice of treat.
    • Let glaze dry.

    Notes

    Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:
    Unglazed cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months in a sealed container. Glaze once defrosted.
    Gr8 Tip:
    If you need to transport these, separate layers with sheets of waxed paper.
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