I found this recipe on http://www.meals.com/ years ago. It's one of my favorites. These cookies are like tiny pieces of cake. Very soft and chewy. I love them. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to my version. I also didn't do the glaze. For 2 reasons, 1, I was tired and 2, they really don't need any. The original version can be found here http://www.meals.com/Recipes/Pumpkin-Spiced-and-Iced-Cookies.aspx?recipeid=12833
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 15 oz. canned 100% pure pumpkin puree
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
VANILLA GLAZE (recipe below)
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease baking sheets.
Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool completely. Drizzle or spread with Vanilla Glaze.
FOR VANILLA GLAZE
Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl and mix well.