Pumpkin Cookie Pops Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground Tone's® Ground Cinnamon
30 Popsicle sticks
1/3 cup green gumdrops, quartered lengthwise
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup water
Orange, black, purple, green and red paste or gel food coloring
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in pumpkin. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be soft).
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Insert Popsicle sticks into dough. Insert a gumdrop piece into the top of each for the pumpkin stem.
Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until set and lightly browned around the edges. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For icing, in a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and water until smooth. Remove 1/2 cup to another bowl; cover and set aside. Stir orange food coloring into remaining icing. Spread or pipe over cookies. Let stand for 30 minutes or until icing is set and dry.
Tint reserved icing with colors of your choice; use colored icing to create jack-o'-lantern faces. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.