Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

sifted white wheat flour
1teaspoon baking soda
2teaspoons baking powder
1tablespoon instant espresso or dark coffee powder
1/2teaspoon salt
2tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2cups natural or raw sugar
2large eggs
1 3/4cups canned pumpkin (unflavored)
Buttercream Frosting:
1cup (2 sticks butter, softened
8cups confectioners' sugar
6tablespoons milk
2teaspoons vanilla
2 to 3tablespoons additional pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon for decorating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, coffee, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating between each to incorporate. Add one-third of the dry ingredients alternating with half the pumpkin, scraping the sides of bowl. Continue alternating the dry and the pumpkin until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoons 1 1/2 inches apart onto buttered or parchment-lined baking sheets. Depress centers with a lightly floured measuring spoon to prevent mounding. Bake on top or center oven racks until edges are lightly browned and centers spring back when lightly touched, 14 to 16 minutes. Immediately transfer to a cooling rack.
  4. While cookies bake; mix up frosting. Combine butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl; beat until smooth. Add additional milk to desired frosting consistency.
  5. When cookies are completely cooled, frost each with about 1 tablespoon frosting. If desired, sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon.
  6. Store frosted cookies in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 1 week; refrigerate for best results.

Recipe courtesy of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

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