Baking: Pumpkin Spice Cookie with Eggnog Glaze
This is another one that I found last year...probably the same website I found the Caramel Apple Cookies. I'm a big pumpkin fan during the holidays and when I found this I figured it had to be yummy.
The Eggnog glaze however was something I created. The original recipe called for just a confectioners glaze but when I went to the refrigerator I realized I was out of milk (since the cookie recipe doesn't call for any) but I did have Eggnog!
So I improvised!
I passed this recipe around last year to a few friends who were chomping at the bit to try them but lived too far away to just come over. They've loved them just as much as my family here in Portland.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Eggnog Glaze
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In one bowl:
2 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
In another bowl cream 1/2 C. softened butter and 1 1/2 C. sugar.
1 C. canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
Add flour mixture into pumpkin mixture and drop tablespoon fulls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The cookies come out super fluffy - they don't really spread out at all. Let me know how they come out.Let cool before glazing.
2 C powdered sugar
3+ Tbsp Eggnog (add more or less to thicken or thin)
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend together thoroughly and dip cookies into glaze and let sit out (will slightly harden).