Oh, Pumpkin.
How I adore you.
Alone or with another.
Whether accompanying cookies or bread.
Your brilliant orange.
Your mellow flavor.
Melt in my contented little mouth.
It is a very
Happy Halloween,


Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
with CaramelKissed Buttercream
1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp pure maple syrup (optional)
1 T. cinnamon
1 t. allspice
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. ginger
1/2 t. cloves


Cream butter, sugar & egg until flufferoni.
Add remaining ingredients, then mix until fully incorporated.
Turn onto a flour surface and knead until dough is soft and not-too sticky. Roll 1/2 inch thick, then cut out desired shapes.
Bake 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes,
until edges are just browned.


For Caramel Buttercream:
1/2 c. butter
1 cup brown sugar
Place in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar is fully melted and mixture begins to boil. Stir and allow to boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat, and immediately mix
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 T. milk or cream
1/2 t. vanilla
Into the caramel sauce with an electric beater until light and fluffy. Beat an additional 1/4 c. butter in just before spreading on cookies.

Rock out to the Pumpkin Beat!

and don’t miss the
~Adorable & Scrumptious~
{perfect for Halloween AND Thanksgiving!}