Here's the recipe I tried, and pictures of my process :)
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (instead, I recommend 2 teaspoons cinnamon, plus 1/2-1 teaspoon each allspice, nutmeg, & cloves)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars.
Beat in egg. Add pumpkin and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon (and other spices, if you prefer) and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. (Stir in pecans.)
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
|I recommend putting paper towels under the cooling rack,|
or your counter ends up looking like this!
We (my husband Parker and I) tried this recipe with several different add-ins. After tasting with and without frosting, here are the results:
Dried cranberries: Yummy w/ & w/o frosting
Cranberries & chocolate chips: Amazing! either way
Chocolate chips: Good, especially with frosting
Butterscotch chips: THE BEST! w/ & w/o (I love them even more with frosting, Parker likes them better without)
Chocolate and Butterscotch chips: EVEN BETTER! We didn't do this, but we ate pieces of the 2 cookies together and we wish we had added both!
Extra spice: like I recommend above, they are so much better with extra spices (and any add-ins)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons milk
1-3/4 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar
For frosting, in a small saucepan, bring brown sugar and butter to a
Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat; cool for 10 minutes. (*Be sure you do this! I didn't, and it made it much more difficult!)
Transfer to a large bowl; beat in milk.
Beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve spreading consistency.
Enjoy these cookies! Please tell me all about your baking experience!!!