The leaves have fallen along with the temperatures and now is the time to think about some holiday baking. Here’s a great seasonal cookie that will use up any leftover pumpkin you may still have hanging out in your refrigerator. Simply mash your cooked leftover pumpkin, you only need one cup for this recipe.
It is a pumpkin cookie with a butterscotch frosting…especially delectableÂ because you are baking it yourself!Â Be kind to your loved ones, as well as the earth and try using as many organic ingredients as you can!Â I use organic products whenever possible.Â Today I had on hand organic cane sugar, pumpkin, eggs and butter.Â Every little bit of organic product you use helps the growers and the planet. By making these yourself for your family, you are saving money and using much fresher and more wholesome ingredients.
Butterscotch Pumpkin Cookies
2 cups flour
1- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup butter
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chopped pecans (toasted)
6 Tablespoons butter
1/3 cup organic cane sugar or brown sugar
2 cups powdered sugar 1 or more teaspoon(s) water to right consistency
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Chop pecans.Â In a saute pan, toast pecans until fragrant.Â Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.Â Set aside.Â In a large bowl (or mixer) cream together the sugar and butter.Â Add one egg.Â Stir in the pumpkin.Â Add flour mixture and mix until incorporated.Â (Do not over mix.)Â Stir in pecans by hand. Drop with a teaspoon onto a cookie sheet.Â Bake at 375 degrees for 10 â€“ 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
For the Frosting:
Heat butter in a saucepan just till melted and bubbling.Â Add sugar and stir.Â Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar.Â Add a teaspoon of water or more until you reach desired consistency.Â Frost the cookies. Grate a little more nutmeg over the top before the frosting sets. Wait at least five minutes, then sample!
How often do you use organic products?