Happy What’s Cookin’ Wednesday, everybody! Let’s embrace the autumn weather with some Homemade Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel frosting. Bethany will show us how it’s done!

What you’ll need for cookies

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flower
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Chocolate chips (optional)

How to make the cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add butter, brown sugar and white sugar to a bowl. Mix ingredients with electric mixer.
  3. Add egg and vanilla to the bowl. Mix again until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Stir pumpkin into batter with a spoon.
  5. Stir flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, salt and cinnamon together in a separate mixing bowl.
  6. Pour dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Stir together with a spoon until incorporated.
  7. Place teaspoons full of the dough onto a lightly-greased cookie sheet.
  8. Put them into the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.

What you’ll need for the frosting

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make the frosting

  1. Add ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Once the sauce comes to a boil, cut off the heat and allow to cool completely.
  3. Once the saucepan is cool, add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix ingredients with a spoon until smooth.
  Once your cookies have cooled, frost the cookies and enjoy!   What are some of your favorite autumn recipes?