Every fall I get hungry for pumpkin desserts. I have now already made these cookies 4 times in the last 2 weeks! Everyone that tries is in HEAVEN! This recipe makes a lot of cookies so its great to take to any event or just drop some off to someone special. I have always loved to drop off whatever I have been baking that day, it not only makes my day but it makes theirs! I am a maple “nut” so of course these would be my favorite pumpkin cookie. Believe me when I say you are going to want to almost drink the frosting… that GOOD!! XOXO
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Cream Frosting
The Food Nanny
1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 cups solid pack pumpkin
1 teaspoon lemon extract
4 ¾ cups Kamut White Flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon French gray salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 to 3 cups chocolate chips
½ cup butter 1 stick, softened
3 ¼ cups powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons cream
2 teaspoons maple flavoring
Maple Cream Frosting:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, mix the butter, sugars, eggs, pumpkin and lemon extract. Mix on low speed for 3 minutes.
In another bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add this to the wet ingredients a little bit at a time until all mixed together. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil. Drop the cookies onto the baking sheet with a tablespoon. Bake at 350 degrees 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack. Frost with maple cream frosting.
Maple Cream Frosting
Cream the butter in a medium size bowl with an electric mixer. Add sugar gradually. Mix well.
Add cream and flavoring. Cream well. Spread on top of cooled cookies.