Recipe: Iced Pumpkin Cookies

So the next thing I know, I'm married and it's almost November. What?! Time flies when you're in a wedding tornado, I tell ya. Now with the wedding behind me, I have MUCH more time on my hands to do important things like finish up season 2 of Homeland (holy crap that was one heck of a season finale!), partake in happy hours (hi wine! I've missed you) and BAKE (nice knowing you wedding diet)! Yes, I'm back in the saddle my friends. Since it's Fall and all, I decided to make something with gourds because that shit is so seasonal. Cue Iced Pumpkin Cookies. This is a nice straight forward recipe, no fancy moves in this one. This would also make for a fabulous Thanksgiving dessert (speaking of Thanksgiving, somebody needs to tell Macy's that Christmas is NOT the next Holiday).

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
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Yield: Makes 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients ā€“ Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose 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

Ingredients ā€“ Icing
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.
2.  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. Pro Tip: I skipped the flattening part.
3.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork. Note: Mine took 12 mins on the nose and I love me some glaze so I spread small dollops on each cookie with the back of a spoon for a better glaze to cookie ratio.
4.  To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

photo cred: my hubs

Iā€™m in love with my cookie scooper. It completes me.

Half tempted to close this with a line from McSweeney's article, but I'm afraid I'll offend I'll go with the PG version:

Welcome to autumn, yammos!