Saturday, October 22, 2016

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

The past three days have proven to be the coldest and rainiest days we have seen in our area in months.  As I look out my kitchen window all is gray and wet. The beautiful leaves have fallen and are filling our driveway. The hens are tucked away in their cozy coop, although I sense they are not completely pleased with the rain or being kept in. They have all grown to love roaming around the yard! Inside our home all is warm and cheering. A cozy fire blazes in the stove; Adam and Jemimah have enjoyed listing to records on Adam's old phonograph while I bake cookies.

This particular cookie recipe has been a family favorite for many years now. The soft cookie and cinnamon frosting are a terrific combination. The spicy fragrance of cinnamon filling the air makes the dark day cozy. And what could be better than the excitement of my little Jemimah as she saw the cookies baking in the oven? She danced about the kitchen yelling "cookies!" and then enjoyed eating a cookie straight from the oven without frosting.
Frosted Pumpkin Cookies-

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening (I used coconut oil)
1 cup canned pumpkin ( I used fresh pumpkin puree)
1 egg
2 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions: In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in pumpkin and egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until firm. Allow to completely cool before frosting.

Cinnamon Frosting-
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 butter softened
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3-4 Tbsp. milk (or enough to achieve desired consistency)

Combine all four ingredients and mix until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.
 And just for fun I am adding a picture I took of our hens earlier this week. While we finished stacking our fire wood for the season, they enjoyed taking dirt baths in my flower bed. Oh well, at least it is the end of the flower season!

I hope you are enjoying a pleasant weekend! Are you baking anything special to keep your home cozy and autumnal?

"This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


  1. Hi sweet friend! What a delight to pop in for a visit. I trust you are well and enjoying this beautiful autumn season....

    Your cookies look delicious! How I would love one right now to enjoy with a cup of tea :) Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Have a blessed Sunday. Hugs!

  2. Hi Sarah,
    It sounds like you are enjoying cozy, fall days at your house. We will probably fire up the wood stove later this week. The cookies look great and thanks for the recipe.:-) I will be baking some persimmon pudding soon.
    Enjoy your day! ♥

  3. Sarah, the cookies look delicious! and what a delight to see your hens enjoying their baths :D mari

  4. These look delicious! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Mmm, I'm always on the hunt for new pumpkin recipes:)

    Oh, and your chickens are so cute! What breed are they? They look similar to my red stars.


    1. Hi Christina,

      We have Isa Brown hens. They are very sweet and friendly, plus great egg layers!


  6. Oh my...those cookies look very yummy. I've got to write this recipe down. I know my guys would like these. :)

    I've been baking some pumpkin bread and ginger cookies. But, I think I'll be baking again to make these cookies too!
    Thanks for sharing...
    Enjoy your week!

  7. Good Morning, I laughed over the hens in your flower garden, yes they can make a mess of a girls flower garden but as you said it is the end of our lovely blooms. Your cookies look delightful! I want that apron in your Etsy shop!
    Hugs, Roxy (PS. I lost all my ladies on my sidebar a while back, but I got you back on this morning)

  8. It's cool and rainy here in SW Missouri this morning. Still waiting for the full colors of Autumn. We've had too many warm days. Your homelife sounds wonderfully inviting. Enjoy this most wonderful season with your sweet family!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  9. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that this post has been *FEATURED* today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays (at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth) on our special pumpkin edition. Thank you for sharing with us! :)

  10. Sounds good to me.. I'm ready for some warm cookies out of the oven along with some tea.. We here in San Francisco have had rain too.. It was raining all night and this morning we had some sun... Hopefully enough so my clothes were dry in the wind. Have a lovely afternoon and a good week with love Janice ...

  11. Thanks for the recipe. In fact I was searching for a pumpkin cookie recipe. I've one question, do I need to melt the coconut oil?

    Please visit:

    1. Yes, I do melt the coconut oil. I look forward to visiting you blog. Thank you!

  12. Oooo!!! Yum yum yummy yum!! You have me hungry now!!
    The hens look so cute and cuddly!!
    Sending love and warmth xx oo Linnie