These are my new favorite cookies! They may even be my new pumpkin dessert!
Yields about 6 dozen!
2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
1 can (about 16 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 package (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
1 container (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each ground allspice and ground nutmeg for 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
*orange Wilton cake decorator's icing color
1.Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets.
2.Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin and eggs; beat until well blended. Add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda; beat just until blended. * I added orange coloring just because! Stir in white chocolate chips.
3.Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 16 minutes or until set and bottoms are browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
4.Combine frosting and brown sugar in small bowl. *Again, I added orange icing coloring because pumpkin things should be orange, right? Spread on warm cookies.NOTE: 72 cookies is a lot of spreadin' so next time I'll put the icing in a decorator's bag and pipe it onto the cookies!
Optional: Let the kids mess up your kitchen by sprinkling sprinkles on them!