Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Glaze

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Glaze
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, about 11 1/2 ounces
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
8 tablespoons butter (4 ounces), softened
1 cup pumpkin puree (make your own!)
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Brown Butter Glaze
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons hot water, or until desired consistency is reached
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a bowl combine the flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix to blend well, then set aside.

In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat the brown and granulated sugars with the softened butter until light. Beat in the pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture. Turn off the mixer, scrape the paddle and bowl, and blend the rest of the cookie dough by hand, til all of the flour is incorporated. The dough will be very sticky. Chill for an hour, then make cookies: drop rounded teaspoons or cookie scoops onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 5 minutes, rotate cookie pans in over, bake for another 3 minutes. Check cookies:  edges should just begin to brown. Bake a few minutes longer, if necessary. Remove from oven and let cookies cool.

Drizzle the glaze with a spoon on the cooled cookies.

Makes about 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.

Brown Butter Glaze
For the glaze, melt the butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring or whisking constantly, until the butter is browned, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat as soon as you see a light to medium brown color. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Add hot water just a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

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About Anna K Amendolare

Anna, of aka design, is a web designer and digital marketer. She contributes recipes via homeharv.wordpress.com, manages all of the email marketing for HH, and serves as webmaster for Hometown Harvest. When she is not in front of her computer, she enjoys baking, craft beer, and spinning & cycling to burn off those calories.

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