PUMPKIN DROP COOKIES with CARAMEL FROSTING


Happy Tuesday. I swore I was not going to do another pumpkin recipe but it IS Halloween week and this does happen to be my personal favorite Pumpkin recipe of ALL time. Yes, all time!! Yum  


I made these last Friday and it was not until I had them frosted that I decided another pumpkin recipe post was indeed needed and trust me if you love pumpkin, you will LOVE these cookies. So soft, and the caramel frosting sets up just right for the perfect compliment to the subtle pumpkin drop cookie.


I am not a fan of pumpkin pie so I usually bring Sweet Potato Casserole or
 my Pumpkin Sheet Cake or best of all, these yummy cookies for a quick grab after (or before) Thanksgiving dinner!

PUMPKIN DROP COOKIES with CARAMEL FROSTING

INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour

FROSTING 
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in pumpkin.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 11-12 minutes.

Transfer to parchment paper
To make frosting: In a medium saucepan, combine butter, cream, and brown sugar over medium heat.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Then, mix in powdered sugar and mix on medium speed til smooth. Spread frosting over cookies quickly as it hardens up .



 
Enjoy, my pumpkin loving friends!!
These would be great to munch on while passing out Halloween candy on Saturday.


xoxo
 

35 comments:

  1. I love pumpkin everything this time of year! These sound delicious and I'm definitely going to make them!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. You can never have too many pumpkin recipes, especially when they sound as delicious as this!

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  3. Oh yum! Those look amazing! I love the caramel frosting on them too.

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  4. Wow! Do these look good, Andrea! Of course, how can you go wrong with powdered sugar, butter and heavy cream for the frosting!! Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  5. Oh my these look amazing!!! And any cookie that has frosting in it is the cookie for me. Excuse me while I side eye your pictures now as I sit here with my damn water and banana :(

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  6. You had me at 'pumpkin'. haha! Seriously, I am making all my favorite pumpkin recipes right now, I can't get enough. I need to add this one to the list. Caramel frosting? Yes please! Found you on tasty tuesdays. :-)

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  7. These look and sound amazing!! You and Kate with the cookies today!! Making me hungry haha. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that you have a lovely day! :-)

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  8. These look amazing, I think this would be a great football treat on Thanksgiving! Thanks for always sharing your amazing recipes with us gorgeous! XO -Kim

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  9. You had me at pumpkin, but CARAMEL FROSTING!? Yesssss!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. These look excellent and perfect for fall! The frosting on top sounds so amazing!

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  11. Hi Andrea! I am back from Aruba and I can finally catch up with you! LOVE this recipe! The cookies look so delicious - I will definitely make these for my son! Thanks for sharing, hun! Big hug!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  12. Pumpkin cookies with icing. Oh, you had me at pumpkin. Looks so yummy. And, in time for our Cookie Swap next week on Tuesday Talk. Thanks for sharing these delectables today.

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  13. WOW! These sound SO good....and man that frosting sounds heavenly! Saving to make this fall for sure :)

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  14. I am loving pumpkin right now, and I love the addition of the caramel frosting! Yum! Thanks for linking up with us at the #WednesdayShowcaseParty

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  15. You'll have to link these up at the cookie swap next week!!

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  16. Pumpkin and caramel is such a yummy combo, isn't it? These cookies sound amazing!

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  17. OMG these look amazing!
    Rachel xo
    Thanks for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired me"
    Garay Treasures

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  18. I've tried a lot of pumpkin cookies, but the caramel frosting is a new and delicious-looking twist!

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your post has been pinned to our group board. We hope you'll join us next Tuesday at 8 EST!

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  19. I can never get enough pumpkin spice in my life and these cookies look yummy. I love the addition of the frosting to a sweetness.
    xoxo Mickey http://www.mybashfullife.com/

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  20. FYI, I shared these on Instagram tonight and pinned to our Tuesday Talk board. Didn't see a button for instagram to tag you. Do you have it?

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  21. Oooh I've got the baking bug and can't get enough pumpkin I can't wait to try these. Thanks for posting! !!

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  22. My husband has been bugging me to make some delicious pumpkin cookies. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Showcase link party :)

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  23. These looks positively delish...

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  24. Your Pumpkin Drop Cookies look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. these look soooo good.. ty for sharing your recipe..
    http://thefelicianojourney.com/

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  26. I keep seeing all of these amazing pumpkin cookie recipes, but I must admit... this one may have trumped them all! It's on my short list for recipes that I must make soon.

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  27. They look yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  28. Hello Beautiful, thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites at mustlovehome.com..where every link up is now shared on Pinterest and Twitter! These cookies look so yummy!! Have a great day - Christine at Must Love Home

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  29. These look yummy! Thanks for linking up with us at Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

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  30. These sound delicious hun! Perfect for the Autumn & for Halloween & Thanksgiving celebrations! Thank you so much for having linked up with us at #foodpornthursdays every week! I always look forward to your new recipes! x

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  31. They look wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  32. Pumpkin and caramel? What a yummy combination! I will have to try these!

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  33. Don't these look tasty!?

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