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Frosted Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

-Whitney Menefee

What better way to celebrate the passing of Halloween than with a warm and delicious batch of my mom’s homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with brown sugar frosting? At my house, there’s never an October that goes by without my mom’s frosted pumpkin cookies. End your Halloween season right, and try these yummy treats!

The recipe calls for:

1-cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1-cup pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of salt
1-cup of chocolate chips

First, set the oven to 350°F. Then, use a medium size bowl to beat the butter, then add sugar and brown sugar and mix them together. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Then, slowly add flour mixture to the butter. Once all of the flour is mixed into the butter mixture, add the vanilla, egg, and pumpkin mixture until all of the ingredients are blended together. Next, stir in the chocolate chips. Then, form dough balls and space them 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

While the cookies are in the oven, start making the frosting.

Frosting:

In a small saucepan on low heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter.

Then, add ½ a cup of brown sugar to the saucepan

Then, add 1 1/2 – 2 cups of powered sugar and ¼ cup of milk. Stir, then take off the heat. Stir until it thickens.

My favorite thing about these cookies is topping them off with the brown sugar frosting; it truly completes them.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!