Nanny's Pumpkin Cookies With Maple Penuche Frosting

Recipe by jewelz4jesus
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 5 dozen




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In large bowl or mixer beat together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 cup butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add pumpkin, vanilla, and egg and blend well.
  • Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt mix well.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls (an 80 scoop works great!) a couple of inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10-12 min or just until the edges only are light golden brown.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheets and cool on rack.
  • Maple Penuche Frosting.
  • In a medium sauce pan combine 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 3 tbls butter and bring to a boil.
  • Add maple syrup and cook over medium heat for 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly!
  • Let cool 10 minutes.
  • Add cream; and beat until smooth.
  • Beat in powdered sugar gradually until desired consistency for frosting.
  • Frost cooled cookies and keep in single layer in an air tight container to keep moist and fresh--that is if they last that long!