I am by no means a domestic goddess when it comes to the kitchen. I can clean, tackle your average DIY's, change a light switch, fix electrical cords, do laundry and make your house sparkle and smell like roses but cooking... not my strong suit. Instead of tackling cooking head on, I'm taking the round about way and indulging in brushing up on my baking skills. Every Sunday I pick a new recipe and hope it turns out well. Thankfully living with three boys, no matter how bad or burnt the cookies turn out, they are still all gone within a day or two. Okay, maybe the dog helps with the few burnt ones.
But lately my baking days have been a success! My favourite recipe so far this fall has been Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Icing - but these are not just an ordinary cookie. They are a cake cookie, so they stay soft and have the best butter icing. Delicious! And the butter icing, magic. I have always struggled to make icing that doesn't just take like icing sugar and have it run down the side of your cupcake. This stuff was perfect.
The only advice I would give, put the batter in the fridge for about ten minutes before spooning it onto the cookie sheet. Makes it a lot easier to handle since it is fairly runny like a cake batter.
Here are a few snaps from when I baked these a few weeks back - staring my best friend who taste tested quite a few and confirmed they were a thumbs up.