Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies + 7 Years of Blogging

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
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Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purposes flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
Icing
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk + more if you'd prefer a thinner icing
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Food coloring
Instructions:
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy.  Beat in egg, vanilla and sour cream until combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined.  Shape dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll out dough thinly on a lightly floured surface, about 1/8-1/4-inch in thickness.  Cut out shapes and transfer to cookie sheets.  Bake -10 minutes or until firm.  Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

To make the icing, in a medium bowl, stir together butter, confectioners' sugar, milk, extract and food coloring until well combined and smooth.  Decorate the cookies with icing.

Makes about 24-28 cookies

29 comments:

  1. So freaking exciting. Seven years?!? Amazing. And these cookies seem to fit the celebration perfectly.

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  2. Congrats, Emily!! Seven years of making our lives better - good job!
    I may have mentionned this before (only a million times ;-D) but your blog is amazing - I love how your personality comes through in every post. Oh yeah - you have the best recipes for real people.
    About that contest - I don't want your darned cat but how about you send a sample of every recipe you've made over the seven years?? Or you could hold a week-long cook-in with ten lucky winners at your place!

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    1. Aww thanks, Lin! You're tooo sweet. I'm so glad you enjoy reading! That makes me happy. Haha you don't want him? He's a good boy. Oooh I like this cook-in idea. Sounds fun to me!

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  3. Congrats on 7 years of blogging!! That's awesome! The cookies look delicious too :)

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  4. LOL @ the giveaway. It's gotten so out of hand, no joke.

    I appreciate that you've stuck around for 7 years, despite the giveaway changes. I like the idea of sour cream in a sugar cookies, too. A subtle tanginess to cut through the sweet frosting. The pumpkins are cute!

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    1. I appreciate you sticking around, too! I think sponsored posts have gotten WAY out of hand. But that's a topic for another day. Thank you! They're cute lil pumpkins.

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  5. Congrats on 7 years! Your post made me realize that I totally forgot about my 7-year blog anniversary last week!

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    1. Oh man! Congratulations to you, too! That's amazing!

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  6. I have really enjoyed reading your blog all of these years!

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  7. Awesome 7 years. Mine is coming up in Feb. You and me, kid, we've sure hit it big time. Oh wait. ;) You'll always be one of my faves, even without a glittery giveaway (I hate glitter.) Here's to at least 7 more!

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    1. Thank you, Katrina! Wow you've been blogging that long, too! That's crazy. Haha lol about hitting it big time. :)

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    2. Hey, I've seen you on TV, you're famous!! ;)

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  8. Here's to many more years of blogging! Keep up the tasty work :)

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  9. Congratulations Emily! You've never bored the crap out of me. :D

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    1. That's good! I feel boring a lot of times! :)

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  10. These are so stinking cute! Congrats on 7 years! That's an amazing accomplishment!

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  11. Happy lucky 7! Thanks for the past 7 years of laughs and recipes. Your blog is a lifesaver for me because I know I can reliably find a good dessert recipe here when I need one.

    I was relieved to see those lovely cookies didn't contain any actual pumpkin! :-)

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    1. Awweeee thanks for reading, Rachel!! Haha true.

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  12. Congrats and happy anniversary - you should be proud.

    You don't need a contest to get me to read. Besides, I'm allergic to cats. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Jim D! That would be terrible to be allergic to cats. :(

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  13. Congrats and happy anniversary and most of all, Emily, thanks for all the great recipes and good reads you have given us! :)

    Best, Anne-craig

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  14. Yay 7 years! I'm just glad you didn't get the 7 year itch and divorce us. I would be sad without your blog in my life!

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