Monday, October 24, 2016

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing


 It's another summer-like day here and time for a Friendly Witch Tea in the garden.  I'm using this tablecloth that I bought at Ross several years ago. It matches my Friendly Witch's stockings and her cape overlay.

 Don't you just love the wart on her nose, and her gingham hat?


 My Lenox teacup goes with most anything and I received it from Debbie from  Stephanie's very first teacup exchange.

 My McKenzie-Child's look alike tea kettle that my son Mike painted for me completes the look!

 

yield: 3-4 dozen depending on sizeprint recipe

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing

These yummy, cake-like cookies are a perfect Fall treat!

INGREDIENTS:

For the Cookies:
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (a great use of leftover pumpkin!)
  • 1 egg
  • Chopped, toasted pecans for garnish, optional
For the Brown Butter Icing:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup butter (no substitutions)

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, and both sugars. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, and flatten slightly.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool cookies and then frost with Brown Butter Icing. Garnish with the chopped, toasted pecans, if desired.
  5. For the Icing: In a medium bowl,  place powdered sugar, vanilla and 3 tablespoons of milk. In a 1 quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until light brown. Pour browned butter over powdered sugar mixture. beat until smooth. Gradually add the remaining tablespoon of milk to make frosting creamy and spreadable.
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Thank you for your visit!  xo







48 comments:

  1. Lovely decorated table for a Halloween Tea.

    The recipes looks and sounds delicious!

    Have a GREAT week ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Kitty, I'd love to fly right over to join you and your friendly witch for tea! I admired your painted teapot and Mike's talent when you shared it! Your pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing are oh so tempting!

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  3. Those cookies sure look good, Kitty, and I love the teapot your son painted! It's simply charming! Our warm weather is long gone now and the high winds are ripping the leaves off the trees. We won't be able to enjoy the foliage much longer which is too bad. But inside it's nice and cozy and I have Christmas to think about which is always a lovely time of year. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day, dear Kitty.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  4. What a wonderful treat! It is a cool autumn day here in Indiana and this sounds great with a hot cup of tea. Have a beautiful week, Kitty.

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  5. You've created a fun and whimsical table for tea this week Kitty. I just happen to have 1 cup of pumpkin in the freezer from something else I baked so your cookies may be on our table too!
    They look delicious.

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  6. What a cute table! Darling! I love your teapot. What a talented son! The cookies are perfect for the season...keeping the recipe! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and have a wonderful week!
    Ruth

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  7. Oh my goodness, they sound oh so delicious, I love the table too xx

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  8. Kitty you always mange to set such a fun table and serve the most delightful treats!

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  9. Love your cute table, Kitty and your darling little witch! The cookies look so yummy! I need to try these! Sending hugs and blessings for your week. xx Karen

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  10. Hi Kitty, what an adorable setting for tea. I love your darling friendly witch. She is adorable in her gingham hat sitting so sweet. Love the cup from Debbie. What a beauty and does go with every kind of setting. I love the tea pot your son painted. What a treasure it is in MC style.

    The cookies look so delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am going to save this one too. Have a great week my friend and enjoy the last of October. Blessings always, xo

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  11. My oh my! I have a similar recipe and just adore it!!! Wondermous cookie! Lovery your teapots and cups and darling little witch. Guess you're ready for Halloween! πŸ˜πŸŽƒ

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  12. My oh my! I have a similar recipe and just adore it!!! Wondermous cookie! Lovery your teapots and cups and darling little witch. Guess you're ready for Halloween! πŸ˜πŸŽƒ

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  13. Your tea setting is spooktacular, Kitty! The Friendly Witch made me smile. Too cute! And you know how I love all things pumpkin!

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  14. Oh how yummy. I am so getting into tea pots and cups! I am inspired by all the bloggers posting about tea pots etc! I loved this.
    Come over and link at The Fabulous Fall party.
    http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-fabulous-fall-party.html
    Happy Fall!

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  15. Nothing scary about this tea, just adorable. Great theme with the oh so cute witch and I love the tea kettle painted by your son, so thoughtful and sweet. The pumpkin cookies look yummy, thanks for the recipe. Have a great week.

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  16. Those pumpkin cookies look delicious. Love your cute decorations. Your son did a marvelous job on the kettle!

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  17. I love pumpkin anything! Cute witch, and the teapot looks just like the real thing! Kudos to Mike!

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  18. Oh...I can almost taste them now, Kitty! They look absolutely scrumptious! That cute little witch better keep he eyes open or those cookies will be gone in a flash! Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a delightful week! ♥

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  19. Such a cute table setting, Kitty Now if we only had some fall weather to go with it. I still can't believe Mike painted that pretty teapot. Such a great look! Have a wonderful week!

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  20. Pinned!! Sounds amazing!! YUM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  21. Mmm . . . I just printed your recipe. Looks delicious! As soon as my kitchen is finished . . . Cute tea table today Kitty! Enjoy your nice weather. It was actually 38 degrees this morning! But we are having some beautiful fall days. xo Deborah

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  22. Your little friendly witch is adorable. Wishing I had one of your cookies as I type. Yummy!

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  23. YUM, those cookies look so yummy! And that witch is adorable! Speaking of tea cups...I can't wait to share my blessing that I received from Stephanie's Tea Cup exchange. Have a good day my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  24. Hey Kitty the pumpkin cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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  25. Those cookies look so good. And I love that pumpkin witch she is just too cute... Love her. Have a great evening with love Janice

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  26. The cookies look so delicious and the Witchie Poo is adorable, including the wart on her nose....xoxo
    I pinned your cookies and will make them soon....

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  27. Kitty, I love pumpkin everything, and the brown butter icing is making me drool! Your witch looks like a friendly girl, so I wouldn't mind sharing a tea table with her, especially with your pretty teapot and tea cup. Your son is so talented! Linda

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  28. Cookies is one of my favorite ways to have pumpkin! I will have to try your recipe!

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  29. Your table looks great!

    And, your cookies look delicious!

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  30. Iced pumpkin cookies sound delicious - a perfect little treat for this time of year! How talented your son is to paint the teapot like that!

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  31. I am drooling over your cookies Kitty. Wish I could eat them...not any more, but I love looking at them. Everything looks so nice.

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  32. I wish I had a couple cookies with my coffee this morning Kitty! Looks like you're all set for Halloween-enjoy:@)

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  33. Pumpkin cookies are perfect for your tea with the witch! I love her spider stockings Kitty, adorable! Your son did a great job on your tea kettle, wow! Happy Halloween-
    Jenna

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  34. Hey sweet friend, we haven't visited in a long time !
    I'm loving your Halloween table, specially the kettle your son decorated for you in black and White. I've done a few things in the Mackenzie look too... loving it!
    Happy Halloween,
    FABBY

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  35. I'm making these to share with the gang I'm working with on election day! YUMMMM! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Have a wonderful weekend Friend. XO

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  36. Dear Kitty:
    What a colorful and fun table with all your decorations. The cookies look delicious as you are always the "Queen of Baking"! Thanks for sharing and linking.

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  37. Dear Kitty, your Halloween vignet is perfect. Your son did such a good job on your teapot! It looks real to me! I am so pleased that you liked your card! ♥

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  38. What a darling table setting for tea time! The teapot your son painted is so cute! Looks like he is very talented! So fun to have tea with your little witch! Your cookies look so good and perfect for tea! Happy halloween to you!

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  39. Hi Kitty,
    Your table looks so perfect for Hallowe'en. Love the witch and the black and white teapot. Your cookie recipe looks delish too. Blessings, Karen

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  40. Kitty, Mike did such a fabulous job on the kettle! Gorgeous! And these cookies sound so perfect with a cup of tea.

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  41. These cookies look so delicious Kitty. Add icing to anything and I am sold! :) Especially brown butter. I am always amazed at how fabulously your son painted that tea pot. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. You always have the best recipes. The cookies are making my mouth water. I love your witch. She made me smile ... wart and all. I think I need a hat like hers! :) Happy Halloween!

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  43. The cookie icing is similar to one I received almost 50 years ago from a friend of my mother. The icing with pecans MAKES the cookie. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

    Judith

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  44. The cookie recipe looks amazing. What a lovely and adorable Halloween setting the cookies have been placed in.

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  45. Another wonderful recipe. Such a cute Halloween setting Kitty. Love your sense of whimsy. Thanks so much for sharing at DI&DI.

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  46. Hi Kitty,
    Looks like you are ready for the trick or treaters tonight. I feels like the 4th of July instead of Halloween, hope you are enjoy this fall weather. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  47. Your cookies look delicious. The friendly witch is priceless. Thank you for joining Monday Social!

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