Wednesday, October 6, 2010

pumpkin cookies

I have a new found hobby... making pumpkin cookies. This makes two times within three days. I made some last night and brought them to my office this morning. Here's the recipe for anyone who's interested:

2 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ pumpkin pie spice (if you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute with: ½ tsp ground ginger, ½ tsp ground allspice, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg)
½ tsp salt
1 stick (½ cup) salted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
¾ cup light brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1.)  Preheat oven to 375° F
2.)  In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
3.)  In a separate bowl, using hand held mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg & vanilla and mix until incorporated.
4.)  Stir in pumpkin and blend until smooth.
5.)  Beat in dry ingredients and combine well.
6.)  Stir in pecans.
7.)  Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets (lined with foil or parchment paper, sprayed with non-stick spray) leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie.
8.)  Bake cookies until lightly golden around edges, about 18 minutes.

* Spread store-bought cream cheese icing on top for an extra sweet treat


1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the pumpkin cookies! You are quite the cook! :o)