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Glazed Spice Cake Cookies

Yield 2 dozen cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
"While visiting Seattle, I noticed that many of the bakeries were selling large cake-like cookies, some topped with a white glaze. They were soft and delicious. After playing around with ratios found in various recipes for cookies and quick-breads from Cooking Light, I came up with this recipe." CL Reader.

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of ground cinnamon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 102
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 19.8 g
  • fiber 0.6 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 109 mg
  • calcium 34 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. To prepare cookies, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through salt); stir well.

  3. Combine pumpkin, brown sugar, and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla, and egg whites; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; stir until combined.

  4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° 10 minutes or until almost firm. Cool on pans 1 minute on a wire rack; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

  5. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon; stir well with a whisk. Dip tops of cookies in glaze. Place cookies, glaze side up, on wire racks; allow to set.