Caramel Pumpkin Cookies

2
Amanda Lesko

By
@concertqueen

These are, by far, the best cookies I've ever made! They're soft, moist, sweet, and unbelievably addicting! I'm giving you the whole recipe, but feel free to cut it in half...it makes a ton!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Soft and lovable! These flavorful cookies are made all the more delightful with the addition of caramel icing.. love. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 8-9 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • COOKIE DOUGH:

  • 3 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 3 c
    canned pumpkin
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 3 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 6 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    chopped dates and/or walnuts (optional)
  • FROSTING

  • 9 Tbsp
    butter-not margarine
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    milk
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Caramel Pumpkin Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix first 5 cookie dough ingredients in mixer until well combined.
  2. Add next 5 cookie dough ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix well, scraping sides and bottom of bowl at least twice. Add chopped dates/nuts if desired.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoonful or medium sized cookie scoop. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes on greased cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks. Makes 8-9 dozen using a medium sized cookie scoop.
  5. FOR FROSTING:
    Melt and mix together, butter, brown sugar, and milk. When mixture comes to a boil, time for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar and let cool slightly.
  6. When cookies are cooled, and frosting is still warm but starting to get firmer, drizzle or spread over cookies!
    (Frosting may run off edges of cookies, but it's ok! Just make sure there's enough on top of the cookies too)

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About Caramel Pumpkin Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Pumpkin Patch
Other Tag: For Kids




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