Frosted Pumpkin Cake Cookies-made from scratch, the perfect pumpkin flavor with a cake like texture and a rich caramel frosting!
It’s that time of year again. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you already know, Pumpkin is not my favorite thing. Give me Chocolate, Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Caramel or fruit flavors any time before pumpkin.
But I feel like I’m back in high school. Seeing everyone on the pumpkin craze. It’s all over Facebook and Pinterest, even Instagram. I can’t escape it. It’s like the cool clothes everyone else is wearing. I can’t be left out. The only one not keeping up with the latest trend.
To be fair to pumpkin, I don’t hate it. It’s only in it’s purest form, Pumpkin Pie, that I can’t handle. And it’s more of a texture thing than anything else. There is no hiding what a pumpkin pie is. Baked Pumpkin with a few spices thrown in. It just looks gross to me. And for all you Pumpkin Pie lovers out there, I’m sorry if I’m offending, just think of it this way. More for you.
Since I want to be a good foodie. I’ve tried to embrace pumpkin over the past few years. Be a “grown up” and try new things. I make my kids to it. Just ask my middle child, Cassie. She may be the pickiest eater on earth and I still make her have a thank you helping of anything we serve for dinner. (I really should video it sometime, it’s comical the way she gets it over with.) She’s become resigned to her fate and just deals with it.
Knowing that pumpkin, applesauce, even mashed banana are pretty much interchangeable in recipes, I decided it was time to make a Pumpkin cookie. I ended up loosely adapting a recipe from Chef In Training. Her Applesauce Cookies just called to me. Who doesn’t love a frosted cookie?
These cookies are more cake like in texture. They stay soft, have a fine crumb, and the Pumpkin Pie Spice tickles your taste buds with every bite. Not overly sweet, the frosting is the prefect complement for those with a sweet tooth.
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