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Pumpkin Cookies

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Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin and spice star in a melt-in-your-mouth cookie topped with a special homemade frosting. just like the soft ones from D'Amico 0 2 1/2 dozen cookies

  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 0
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Pumpkin Cookies

cup granulated sugar
cup packed brown sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
cup (from 15-oz can) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground cloves
teaspoon fround ginger
teaspoon salt
Browned Butter Frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
tablespoon vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
cup butter (do not use margarine or spread; it will burn)


  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended. Beat in pumpkin and eggs until well mixed. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, place powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until light brown.
  • 5 Pour browned butter over powdered sugar mixture. Beat on low speed about 1 minute or until smooth. Gradually add just enough of the remaining 1 tablespoon milk to make frosting creamy and spreadable. Generously frost cooled cookies.
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Top 20 Pumpkin Desserts  

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'Tis the season for pumpkin-based foods, especially desserts!

When there's a nip in the air and the leaves look more crimson than jade, your taste buds may start telling you that it's time for some pumpkin pie – and cookies, bars, cakes and pretty much anything sweet and spicy.

Pumpkins in patch

You'll be pleased to know we have no shortage of pumpkin recipes. Here, we've compiled our top 20 – yes, 20! – pumpkin desserts.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

1. Pumpkin Dump Cake
An easy fall cake that is "dumped" into a pan and baked.

Pumpkin Cookies

2. Pumpkin Cookies
These tasty little morsels are a spin on D'Amico's soft, cinnamon-infused cookies with brown butter icing. We suggest taking them to a party or the office, because if you don’t, you'll probably end up eating the whole batch by yourself.

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake with Creamy Ginger Filling

3. Pumpkin Angel Food Cake with Creamy Ginger Filling
It's sweet and spicy, rich and indulgent all at the same time. Don't be confused, just dig into this moist, light pumpkin cake with crystallized ginger-studded whipped topping.

Easy Pumpkin Pie

4. Easy Pumpkin Pie
We can't ignore the classics, people. This tastes just like grandma's pumpkin pie, but it'll take just a fraction of the time that granny spent whipping up her old school creation.

Ginger Pumpkin Yogurt Dessert

5. Ginger Pumpkin Yogurt Dessert
Pumpkin ice cream is a true indulgence, but this version you won't need to feel so bad about, because it's made with fat-free yogurt.

Pumpkin Dessert Squares

6. Pumpkin Dessert Squares
These treats are super easy to make and contain everything you need to complete a fall feast: pumpkin, cinnamon and pecans.

Pumpkin-Hazelnut Torte

7. Pumpkin-Hazelnut Torte
Going somewhere fancy and need something to bring? Look no further than this torte, a rich, nutty, creamy delight that will have everyone ooing and aahing.

Gingered Pumpkin Crumble

8. Gingered Pumpkin Crumble
Make this crumble for dessert on any old Tuesday to give the fam a little something special.

Crunchy-Topped Pumpkin Brulee

9. Crunchy-Topped Pumpkin Brulee
This version of crème brulee blows the original out of the water, because who can resist a pumpkin custard with a sweet granola topping?

Frosty Pumpkin Squares

10. Frosty Pumpkin Squares
You could just call this dessert pumpkin surprise, because when you serve it up, your guests will think it's just cake but then – BAM! – ice cream all up in their mouths.

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Pie

11. Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Pie
For those of you who can't decide between cheesecake and pumpkin pie, this recipe is the perfect solution. You're welcome.

Glazed Spiced Pumpkin Bars

12. Glazed Spiced Pumpkin Bars
These bars are the perfect thing to pack in kids' lunches for dessert, because they're super moist and sweet, but also contain lots of fiber and not too much fat.

Apple Cinnamon-Pumpkin Bars

13. Apple Cinnamon-Pumpkin Bars
Because fall is also the time to start putting apples in everything, we present to you this recipe for apple pumpkin squares with a rich cream cheese frosting.

Impossibly Easy Creamy Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake

14. Impossibly Easy Creamy Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake
Easy. Pumpkin. Cheesecake. Need we say more?

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cobbler

15. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cobbler
Ok, so you want to take pumpkin cheesecake a step further? This recipe oughta do the trick because it's ALSO a cobbler. Mind-blowing, no?

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Apple Dessert

16. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Apple Dessert
If you're hosting a potluck this fall, we've got the absolute most perfect dessert for you. This pumpkin-apple amalgam is made in a slow-cooker, so you can whip up the batter, pour it in, sit back and watch everyone enjoy.

Pumpkin and Maple Turnover

17. Pumpkin and Maple Turnover
This dessert is ultra simple but looks like something you'd get from the fanciest of bakeries. Plus, it's great to serve for brunch.

Pumpkin-Apple Gingerbread

18. Pumpkin-Apple Gingerbread
Everyone loves gingerbread, especially when it's amped up with the goodness of pumpkin and apple.

Pumpkin Pie Shooters with Bourbon-Vanilla Whipped Cream

19. Pumpkin Pie Shooters with Bourbon-Vanilla Whipped Cream
These shooters are a little naughty and a little nice, because they've got all your fave pumpkin pie ingredients topped off with boozy whipped cream.

Friendly Ghost Cupcakes

20. Friendly Ghost Cupcakes
Know what those other desserts are missing? Ghosts, that's what. We've got you covered here with adorable pumpkin cupcakes topped with ghosts made of cream cheese icing.

Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars

21. (Bonus!) Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Bars
Last but not least, we bring to you these nutty, gingery, chocolatey, caramely, pumpkiny, spicy bars. They've got all you need, kids. Enjoy!

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