Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting
A long time ago, I had a friend bring me a plate of these cookies (or some that were pretty dang close), thus introducing me to anything pumpkin besides pie or bread.  I just about licked every cookie on the plate to claim them as mine (my sons do that to each other…any of you moms of boys experience that?).  I just adored the cookies.  So, I went on a search to find a recipe that caused that same level of selfishness to appear in my normally sharing nature.
Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting
These did it.


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Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 11/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup butter (must be butter)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Fold in the raisins.
  5. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool on wire wracks.
  8. Meanwhile, brown butter in a skillet.
  9. Combine with powdered sugar in a bowl.
  10. Mix until smooth.
  11. Add milk and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
  12. Spoon over cooled cookies.
Yummy Note: If you put waxed paper under the cookie wracks, you can scoop up the stuff that falls and use it again or sneak a taste!


Cookies 2012

11 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

  1. >I am so excited. I have everything in my pantry to make these cookies!! woo hoo! Thanks for joining in, again, this week. So much fun and so yummy.

  2. >Hi there. Just trying to get back around to some I missed yesterday for TMTT. Browned butter icing. Never heard of that. Sounds so sinfully good.

  3. Thank you so much for the delicious sounding recipe. Pumpkin and brown butter – YUM! Thanks, too for putting our button on your site. This is really fun to see what everybody’s favorite is for their holiday baking. I’m have a terrible time deciding what I’m making. I better start now!

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