Pumpkin Spice Cookies

In case you didn’t get enough pumpkin during my Week of Pumpkin, here’s another recipe for you. These cookies are similar to Hubby’s all time favorite cookies, but they have a subtle hint of pumpkin flavor. I like that they aren’t super cakey like most pumpkin cookies. They are extremely moist and delicious. Hubby and I really enjoyed them and I think they’d make a great addition to any holiday spread.

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Yield: ~3 dozen

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for rolling
1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/3 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

Beat the butter in a large bowl. Add 1 cup sugar, pumpkin, molasses, and egg and continue beating until well combined and fluffy.

Sift together remaining ingredients and gradually add to wet ingredients, beating on low speed until thoroughly incorporate. Refrigerate for up to one hour or until batter can be handled (I was impatient so I put the bowl in the freezer for about 25 minutes).

Preheat oven to 350F. Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a pie dish. Form the batter into walnut-sized balls. roll in sugar and arrange on cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.

Cool for a few minutes on sheets and then remove to wire racks to continue cooling.

Recipe from Cara

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10 Responses to “Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins”

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    Molly Jean — October 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Mmm those sound great. And they would go PERFECTLY with my coffee this morning 🙂

    Looking forward to the next installment of Pumpkin Week!

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    Lindsey — October 26, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    So glad you enjoyed them!! Your pictures are great!!

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    stephchows — October 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    a whole week of pumpkin! i’m in heaven 🙂

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    Jelli Bean — October 26, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Looks yummy. I love muffins, and Husband loves finding them in his “snack” containers at lunchtime too! Mmm.

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    Andrea — October 27, 2009 at 2:53 am

    OT

    Hi! Congratulations for your blog! I’m Andrea, an Italian guy who created and managed a Food&Drink blog.
    What do you think about a link exchange? 🙂

    Sorry for my bad English! 😉

    Ricette Blog

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    nutmegnanny — October 27, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Pumpkin is the best! It always says fall to me:) I ended up making my own puree this year and I really think it tasted better.

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    Andrea — October 27, 2009 at 3:02 am

    OT

    Hi! Congratulations for your blog! I’m Andrea, an Italian guy who created and managed a Food&Drinks blog.
    What do you think about a link exchange? 🙂

    Sorry for my bad English! 😉

    Ricette Blog

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    Sweet and Savory — October 28, 2009 at 4:06 am

    I love this recipe also. I think, I should stop looking at your blog. You will keep me baking for weeks. I am not really complaining.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Mmmm…pumpkin AND cranberries! I could totally use one (or 3) of these this morning!!!

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    SnoWhite — October 31, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    pumpkin and cranberry are delicious together. thanks for another wonderful recipe.

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