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Pumpkin Cookie Pops

These cookie pops are a great way to liven up a Halloween party. Kids love them! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 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 cinnamon
  • 30 wooden pop sticks
  • 1/3 cup green gumdrops, halved lengthwise
  • ICING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • Green and orange paste or gel food coloring

Directions

  • 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 dough by 2 tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Insert sticks into dough. Insert a gumdrop piece into the top of each for the pumpkin stem.
  • Bake at 350° until set and lightly browned around the edges, 14-16 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For icing, in a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, meringue power 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 green food coloring; use colored icing to pipe leaves and vines.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 147 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • kmparks2
    Nov 23, 2011

    It was not clear where to place the popsicle sticks and as it was my first time I placed them on top and the fell as the cookie melted. Cookie itself tasted wonderful and my friends loved them.

  • bensbabe23
    Nov 12, 2010

    I made this recipe twice and it's super easy!I actually was just looking for a simple pumpkin recipe cookie so I didn't bother with the popsicle sticks, icing, and gumdrops.The cookie itself turned out very fluffy. Another reviewer called it cake-like and that's about right. I added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg to it and iced it with a cream cheese frosting. It was perfect. Not too sweet, not too much pumpkin flavor. I really liked it. So did my husband.

  • mjstarrs
    Nov 1, 2010

    These were the best! Easy to make, the kids loved decorating them and they tasted so yummy that all the moms demanded the recipe! Made them again the next day to give to a friend!

  • misty-lynn
    Oct 28, 2010

    They turned out okay. They tasted like they were missing something..Barely tasted the Pumpkin, so next time I am going to ad pumpkin spice to see how that works. They were also cake like.