Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Taylor Swift's Pumpkin Spice Cookies are always #1 with this MEGASTAR

Taylor Swift's Pumpkin Spice Cookies
1 cup sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons Maple syrup
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground all spice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
2-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Zest of one lemon
Whole pecans for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, cream the sugar and the butter until light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and eggs. Mix to incorporate. Add the pumpkin and mix to incorporate. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Cool on racks. When cool, ice with the cream cheese frosting.
For the Frosting: In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, add the cream cheese. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Add milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. If frosting is too thick, thin with a little more milk. Fold in the lemon zest. When cookies are cool, spread with some of the frosting. Garnish with a whole pecan.
Thumbs UP to the COOKIES
Taylor with her mom, Andrea and brother Austin

Northumberland is Taylor's Nashville home. This 5,400 square foot home is the former home of the US Ambassador to Denmark and his wife, who founded Nashville's Swan Ball, one of the premiere social events in the nation. Neighbors include Keith Urban and Nichole Kidman. Presidents Reagan, Nixon, and Ford along with Vice President Gore have visited the home.

1 comment:

Claiming Our Space said...

These cookies look delicious! I love that they have frosting since a little frosting makes everything better. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.