Pumpkin cookies (2 WW pts w/ frosting)

I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon of baking with pumpkin. I made Pumpkin Bars earlier and we both loved them (and the coworkers too!) so I figured I’d give pumpkin another shot in a cookie form.I made these cookies for hubby to take to work. I tried one and they’re quite tasty. They are very cakey which I like in a cookie. I’d definitely make them again soon.

Pumpkin Cookies (from Allrecipes.com) – makes 36 – 1 WW pt without frosting, 2 with frosting
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – I use King Arthurs White Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.

To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency

Nutritional Information (please double check with your ingredients and serving sizes – I use this recipe calculator)

1 cookie: 60.2 Calories, 2.7 g Fat, 12.8 mg Cholesterol, 83.4 mg Sodium, 18.0 g Potassium, 9.1 g Carbs, 0.3 g Dietary Fiber, 8.6 g Sugar, 0.3 g Protein
WW POINTS = 1
frosting for 1 cookie: 29.6 Calories, 0.3 g Fat, 0.9 mg Cholesterol, 0.6 mg Sodium, 2.0 g Potassium, 6.7 g Carbs, 0.0 g Dietary Fiber, 6.6 g Sugar, 0.0 g Protein
WW POINTS = 1

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7 Responses to “Pumpkin Praline Cake”

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    Peggy — December 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    This cake sounds absolutely divine! I can take pumpkin anything any time of the year!

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    freefoodboston — December 11, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    That cake looks absolutely decadent.

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    Cheryl — December 12, 2010 at 3:36 am

    I have had this recipe for probably a year then saw it on Pinch My Salt so I decided to make it for Thanksgiving. It was delicious! So easy and the frosting was wonderful. Kept the leftovers in the fridge for several days and it was still as good as the day it was made.

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    Alayna @ Thyme Bombe — December 15, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I think I’ll be making this for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Carmen — July 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Can I make it with steamed pumpkin?

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    Amy — October 13, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I just took the cakes out of the oven…smells amazing, looks amazing, but REALLY butter that pan…mine stuck a little…good thing the frosting will cover that part 🙂

    • beantownbaker — October 15th, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

      The frosting saves the day!

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