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Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheeese Icing

I had some pumpkin leftover from last weeks cupcakes so I thought I would try a different pumpkin recipe. These are even better than the cupcakes were. I found the recipe for these here: Pumpkin Cookies . I again followed the recipe exact. These cookies are sort of cake like and because I didn't have a scoop the right size ended up with 24 cookies instead of the 18 it says.

I don't think that I would change anything about this particular recipe. Everyone like them and my son said he liked the better without the icing. So next time I will only put icing on part of them. This was also my first time of using parchment paper to bake with and I loved the ease of removal from the cookie sheets & the ease of cleanup too.

FYI - according to the Very Best Baking by Nestle (the maker of Libby's canned pumpkin) website FAQ you can store leftover pumpkin for 1 week in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer. They recommend scooping the pumpkin into a fridge/freezer safe contai…

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

I stocked up on canned pumpkin last year when they were talking about a shortage and now I have 3 cans of it sitting in my pantry that I need to use. I found the recipe for the cupcakes and the icing here: Pumpkin Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Icing . I did follow the recipes exactly except for adding cinnamon to the icing.

The one thing that I liked about this recipe over others I found was that it doesn't have oil. Some of the other ones I found called for oil and butter or to use a cake mix. These are good but I think next time I will add more pumpkin to the cupcake batter and a little more cinnamon to the icing. I need to make sure I buy unsalted butter too.