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I’m sorry to say that I do not have a football food for this week.  Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday so it was all about her and what she wanted to eat, watch, play and do.  Even though I don’t have a football food to share with you doesn’t mean I don’t have a recipe to share with you.  No, in fact, I’m going to share one of my favorite cookie recipes with you…

Melt In Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies…

First off I have to mention that this is not my picture I copied it from Better Homes & Gardens which is where I found this recipe.  I first tried these cookies last fall and they immediately became one of my families favorite recipes.  We’ve found that we prefer them with cream cheese frosting though instead of the frosting that is mentioned in the recipe (click on the image to link you to BH&G’s recipe).  These cookies live up to their name “Melt In Your Mouth” they are so soft it’s like biting into a really soft, moist cake.  Take me word for it, you’ll love them, now go ahead and give them a try!

Cookie Ingredients:

cups butter, softened

cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 15 ounce can pumpkin

4 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting Ingredients: 

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 stick butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

Combine cream cheese and butter in medium sized mixing bowl and cream together with electric mixer until smooth.  Add vanilla and mix again.  Next add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth.  Last mix 1 tsp cinnamon for a bit of spicy flavor in your frosting and spread over cooled cookies.

Enjoy!

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