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Glazed Pumpkin Streusel Cookies

The ultimate pumpkin lover's cookies. Soft and chewy pumpkin sugar cookies with a vanilla pumpkin glaze and pumpkin streusel topping. Decadent pumpkin sugar cookies made with real pumpkin and drizzled with pumpkin icing and a delicate streusel topping. These cookies are soft and chewy and have plenty of pumpkin flavor packed into a simply delicious cookie.
Course Dessert

Ingredients

  • [b]Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
  • [/b]1/2 cup {1 stick} softened butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree {not pumpkin pie filling}
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla or pumpkin pudding , optional
  • [b]Streusel Topping
  • [/b]1/4 cup butter , cold
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats , optional
  • [b]Pumpkin Glaze
  • [/b]1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - 1/2 tablespoons water
  • few dashes of pumpkin spice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. In a large bowl, stir butter, oil, pumpkin, sugars, vanilla and eggs together until incorporated and smooth. Slowly mix in all dry ingredients until completely incorporated. Scoop onto prepared baking sheet using 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop and flatten to 1/2 inch thick using the bottom of a glass. If the dough is sticking to the glass, use cooking spray to coat the bottom of the glass. Bake 8-9 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before adding pumpkin glaze and streusel topping.
  • [b]For the Streusel Topping
  • [/b]In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, oats and pumpkin spice. Cut in butter until crumbly. Use your hands to mix if needed and refrigerate until needed again. Make the glaze.
  • [b]For the Glaze
  • [/b]In a small bowl, combine water and powdered sugar. Use a spoon to stir and incorporate well. You can use the spoon to smooth out the icing. Add a few dashes of pumpkin spice to taste. To apply glaze to cookies using a spoon to drizzle icing across cookies. Next, gently add and crumble streusel topping on cookies and top with more icing if desired.