Pumpkin Muffin Tops

These pumpkin muffin tops are perfect for this time of the year.

What you will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cup teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

For Topping:

  • 1/8 cup powder sugar
  • 1/8 cup light brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. preheat the oven to 325
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Stir in the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. In another medium size bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Add to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until blended.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.  Using a large cookie scoop (3 or 4 tablespoons) 5 mounds onto the baking sheet, space about 2 1/2 inches.  Bake 8 minutes, rotate the pan and bake another 8 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.  Scoop 5 more mounds of dough onto the baking sheet and repeat.
  6. Once they are all cool, stir together the powdered sugar and brown sugar.  Sift or sprinkle onto the tops of each muffin top.
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