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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Iced Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon and White Chocolate Chips



Yes, I am addicted to pumpkin.  Yes, I will freely admit that.  I really feel this picture sums up my feelings on the matter:

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I made these soft iced pumpkin cookies and I have to say they are one of my all-time favorite cookies now.  While the original recipe called for semi-sweet chocolate chips, I decided to switch it up a bit and instead added cinnamon chips and white chocolate chips.  I was thrilled with the results and think this really is the perfect fall cookie.  The pumpkin cookie is soft and cakey, with the cinnamon and white chocolate adding bursts of flavor that blend so well with the pumpkin.  Finally, the vanilla glaze drizzled over the top adds just a touch more sweetness without making these cookies too sweet-- I'm all about iced cookies, aren't you? Cookies should always have icing if at all possible! :)

You can always substitute the cinnamon and white chocolate chips with 2 cups of semi-sweet chips instead, as pumpkin and chocolate really go wonderfully together.  If you missed my pumpkin and chocolate chip cupcakes, you can see one of my favorite recipes with this combo here.

Finally, the original recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice which is a pre-made blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. I prefer to mix my own, instead of using a pre-blended spice and I usually swap the allspice with cloves, but you can use either one.  This way, I can control the measurements and make the blend to my liking (e.g. more cinnamon, less nutmeg).  I've included my substitute for pumpkin pie spice in the recipe in case you want to do the same, or if you don't have pumpkin pie spice on hand.




Iced Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon and White Chocolate Chips

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or use 3/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. cloves)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

For the Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 1 1/2 tbs. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease baking sheets.

Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.  Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy.  Beat in pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in cinnamon and white chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.  Drizzle with Vanilla Glaze.

For the Vanilla Glaze:
Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well.  Drizzle on cookies after they've cooled.

Adapted from verybestbaking.com



15 comments:

  1. HMMMMMMMMMMM these look so delicious - I love the drizzled glaze and wonderful Fall flavors :)
    Mary x

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  2. We love pumpkin too. I don't know why I don't stock up so that we can enjoy pumpkin goodies year around. It might not be as special though.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. These big fluffy cookies are something I could really eat a lot of. The use of the cinnamon chips with the white chocolate chips is genius--I am so wanting some of these. Yum!

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  4. I love iced cookies and pumpkin and cinnamon chips and .... I'll just have to make these! I would love for you to link up to my pumpkin blog hop! Link up as many as you want. It's going through Thanksgiving.
    http://deelicioussweets.blogspot.com/2011/10/ill-love-you-til-end-of-vine-and-linky.html

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  5. My white chocolate pumpkin cookies are my favorite too. My husband thought they were too rich but I loved them! These look awesome with the glaze!

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  6. Yum, I love pumpkin too. I can't wait to bake these cookies. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh, yeah, much better with the cinnamon and white chocolate chips! I think this could be a new favorite of mine, too....YUM!

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  8. These look fabulous, Ryan. I also love pumpkin in pretty much anything. :) I have not seen cinnamon chips, but I bet the combination with the white chocolate is wonderful. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite cookies, but I think I would really like these as well.

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  9. These look incredible! I'm allergic to cinnamon, so I don't get to eat a lot of the pumpkin treats....but I have to say - I LOVE the picture of the pumpkins and what they say! Brilliant!

    If I COULD have cinnamon, these would be up at the top of the list....

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  10. Love that you've found a caption that accurately reflects your love of pumpkin! These soft cookies sound delicious especially with the frosting.

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  11. Pumpkin cookies are the best! Actually, like you, anything with pumpkin is ok with me. They looks fantastic!

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  12. I wouldn't say pumpkin is such a bad addiction...I think I'm equally obsessed. :) I love the glaze. These cookies look delicious, Ryan!

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  13. Another delicious pumpkin recipe! These cookies look great, and I love the idea of adding cinnamon chips! I recently tried them in pumpkin scones, and they were awesome, so they have to be great in cookies, too! :)

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  14. gorgeous looking cookies. I have never tried pumpkins on sweet dishes .. yet! :)

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  15. I hear you about pumpkin going in everything. I made three things with pumpkin over the weekend and am about to make a fourth today if I can ever tear myself away from the computer. Those cookies sound wonderful.

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