Sweet Pumpkin Biscuits with Lemon Buttercream Frosting


What better fun on a chilly Saturday than having a pumpkin carving party!

I’ve been pretty excited about carving a jack-o’-lantern…even though I can’t remember if I’ve
ever done it before. Possibly once. But one time does not make one experienced, not in the least.
Thankfully, I had my hubby to help guide me and scoop out all the icky stuff inside the pumpkin!

For our party, we made Sweet Pumpkin Biscuits with Lemon Buttercream Icing and
Spiced Cranberry Lemon Iced Tea - a truly delectable combination.

Gluten-Free Sweet Pumpkin Biscuits with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

1 1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup of pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/4 cup fancy molasses
Mix all dry ingredients together. Whisk eggs and sugar,
pour into dry mix. Then add pumpkin and molasses. Mix well.
Drop tablespoon sized mounds onto greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes before frosting the biscuits.
Lemon Buttercream
Three cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons squeezed lemon juice

It was such an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.  Little A. was quite taken with these tasty biscuit-cookies and was such a curious bunny when it came to the pumpkin carving.  You see, he chose our perfect pumpkin when we visited the pumpkin patch and now he wondered why we were busying ourselves with poking and prodding it?  Mr. Smith held him up so he could see what the fuss was about and he sure was pleased as a peach when he got to put his hands in the pumpkin mess himself.

After all the muck was out of the way, it was time to get to carving.  I used a sharpie marker
to outline a not-too-scary face and got to work.  It’s not as hard as I imagined it to be…
that said, it does take some serious maneuvering!  I think if I wanted an intricate design,
there would be stencils and special cutting equipment involved.
It was a messy and amusing activity – treats, a few tricks, iced tea and good ol’ weekend family fun.
And here’s how Jack turned out…
Hahaha…hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.
What are you up to? Any visits to the pumpkin patch or the costume store?
(p.s spiced cranberry lemon iced tea recipe after the jump!)

Spiced Cranberry Lemon Iced Tea

A pot of boiled water
2 sachets of cinnamon spice tea 
(ie: warmth by tetley)
2 halved lemon slices
12 frozen cranberries
pinch of all spice
Brew tea in two mason jars or heat proof glasses. 
Add two halves of lemon slice,
 6 cranberries and a pinch of all spice to each jar.  
Refrigerate for half an hour. 
Serve with ice. Enjoy!

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the founder and editor of The Best of this Life. She has two littles, a darling husband, and dreams of owning a new puppy. A gluten-free connoisseur, social media maven and reigning fashionista (in her own rights). She loves writing and shares her three core values with her readers – love life, live well, share the beauty.

11 Comments on Sweet Pumpkin Biscuits with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

  1. Plateful
    October 23, 2011 at 7:23 am (3 years ago)

    This looks like a virtual party to me–never had fun craving a a jack-o’-lantern. Now my hands itch to try one :) The pumpkin cookies with lemon buttercream sounds too delicious to miss.. !

  2. tinajo
    October 23, 2011 at 7:59 am (3 years ago)

    Always love pumkin posts since we don´t have that tradition here in Sweden (though it´s actually sneaking up on us – who knows in a couple of years). :-)

  3. koralee
    October 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Yum…anything with pumpkin makes my heart go pitter patter…love the season!
    Hugs for a great new week. xoxoxo
    ps..love those little hands.

  4. Shu Han
    October 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE those photos, esp the one with the baby hands (: the biscuits sound awesome, i’m having a bit of an obsession with pumpkin these days ;)

  5. Jess
    October 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Awwww your pumpkin is so cute! And pumpkin biscuits? I am starting to wonder if there is anything you CAN’T make with pumpkin? That sounds delicious!

  6. Ashley
    October 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I am a new follower ;)

    Feel free to pop by mine and say hello!!

  7. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
    October 26, 2011 at 12:53 am (3 years ago)

    Oh, I love your pumpkin! We’re hitting up the pumpkin patch tomorrow. Your biscuits look so good and what a great idea to top them with that delicious lemon buttercream!

  8. momdecuisine
    October 26, 2011 at 1:59 am (3 years ago)

    Wonderful biscuits. I made banana biscuits some time ago to mixed reviews, but I’m sure everyone loved your pumpkin version. I especially love the photos of your pumpkin carving!

  9. Ana Helena
    October 26, 2011 at 2:19 am (3 years ago)

    So adorable! Love the little hands touching the pumpkin. Your recipe is so perfect for this season. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Brynn {chartreuse and a twist}
    October 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Mmmm!!! I just love the fall…and many of these images show the reasons why :) Those gluten-free pumpkin biscuits look delicious…just passed along the recipe to my gluten-free friend! p.s. you have a pretty blog! xoxoxo brynn


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