Now that I have that off my mind, let's get to cookies... I know, everyone out there is pumpkin crazy right now, but I am pumpkin crazy all year!!! In the fall, when pumpkins are inexpensive, I always buy 4 or 5 fresh pie pumpkins to roast and then I freeze them in 1 cup servings, so I always have fresh pumpkin puree for baking! I will be posting directions for this process in a few weeks. :) These cookies are just lovely... they have a cakey texture, which is a nice change, they are not too sweet, so the delicate penuche glaze is just perfect! I swapped half of the butter for greek yogurt, which made them almost guilt free! I happily packed these in my daughters' lunches, and they happily ate them! :) I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
I also always bake cookies on my pizza stones. My cookies bake perfectly, every time. Simply place your stones in the oven while your oven is preheating, scoop your batter onto parchment paper and slide the paper onto the heated stone. Perfect.Cookies.Every.Time.
To Make Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche Glaze, you will need:
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt, unflavored
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole wheat flour, spoon and leveled
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 3/4 to 1 cup confectioners sugar
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, yogurt and sugars together until light and fluffy.
Blend in pumpkin, egg and vanilla.
Drop tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart on parchment paper, remove stones from the oven and slide the cookie sheet onto the stone.
Cool cookies completely and frost with glaze.
In a medium saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium heat until bubbly. Cook, stirring constantly, for one minute or until slightly thickened. Beat in the milk, blend in the confectioners sugar until the glaze is smooth and spreadable. Using a silicone basting brush, lightly brush glaze on top of cookies.