• Iced Pumpkin Cakies

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    Servings: 25 cakes
    by Farrell May Podgorsek
    54 recipes
    These are a very soft cake-style cookie. They are a wonderful fall treat. I have used canned pumpkin in place of the squash puree, as well as pumpkin butter. The icing is just right - not too sweet. The eggnog mellows out the sweetness of the powdered sugar


    • 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
    • 1 cup butternut squash puree or canned pumpkin
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 cup currants
    • 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc)
    • Icing:
    • 1 Tbsp margarine or butter
    • 1 Tbsp eggnog or milk - dairy or nondairy
    • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
    • 2 cups powdered sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone mat.
    2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spice and salt. Whisk to blend.
    3. Using a mixer, combine the margarine or butter and the sugars. Blend well. Add puree, egg and vanilla and blend to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients, then the currants and nuts.
    4. Use a small portion scoop to place mounds of the batter on a greased or Silpat lined cookie sheet, spacing at least 2 inches apart. Alternately, use a heaping tablespoon to portion batter - you want about 2 Tbsp batter per cake.
    5. Bake about 15 minutes, or until the cakes are set and the edges are lightly browned. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let the cakes cool for 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. Cool completely before icing.
    6. Icing: Combine the milk and the margarine and warm to melt the margarine. Place the powdered sugar in a bowl and whisk in the eggnog and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth, adding another drop or two of eggnog if needed. You want the icing to be just thick enough to stay on the cake. Dip the top of each cooled cake in the icing. Place on a cooling rack and let set until the icing is set.

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