Friday, October 16, 2009

Frosted Pumpkin Chocolate-Pecan Cookies

Our church organized a cooking group and let me be in charge of it. I've never been in a cooking group before. It's all new to me but several people joined the group and we had our very first meeting last night. It was a lot of fun. Each of us brought something with pumpkin or apple in it and wow, I got some great pumpkin recipes (most people brought pumpkin dishes) to share with you this fall.

But today, I will share the recipe that I made for the meeting last night. It's called "Frosted Pumpkin Chocolate-Pecan Cookies". I know it's a long name. It's because I added my favorites into the plain pumpkin cookie recipe I had. And it turned out very good! The pecans and the chocolate chips made the cookies very chewy and sweet. The cookies are very soft, not crunchy at all - my husband called it a mini pumpkin cake because of the texture - He also said the frosting made it even better.

Frosted Pumpkin Chocolate-Pecan Cookies

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans
Spiced frosting (below)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat brown sugar, butter and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in pumpkin and eggs. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake 12-15 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lghtly in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with spiced frosting and place a pecan on top of frosting of each cookie.

Spiced Frosting-
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3-4 tablespoons milk
Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.



  1. Wonderful, wonderful! Best from Montecito, CA

  2. Good for you heading up a cooking group. Sounds like a lot of fun! Those cookies look irresistible :D

  3. Wow these cookies look so pleasant and delicious! The spiced frosting sounds great too for any Fall dessert.

  4. What a fun group and much deliciousness to come!

  5. these looks irresistible! That is so fun that you are heading a cooking group - i would love to do something like that! :)

  6. oh they DO look YUMMY!!!!!!!

    I have to make these - will have to get some chocolate chips first (I bought some last week and hid them TOO well, evidently!).

    Will be making these tonight, and THANK YOU for sharing the recipe! I am glad I stumbled across your page here~

  7. Karilyn-
    Thanks for visiting my blog! Good luck tonight. I hope you like it!