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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6 Responses to “Cara’s Pumpkin Pasta”

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    Cara — October 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    So glad you liked it, Jen! And what a pretty picture. I have been trying to think of something to make for your Power of Pink challenge but I just haven’t done much baking lately at all (and for some reason, savory pink ideas are escaping me!)

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    oneordinaryday — October 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I actually haven’t made it yet, but I do have a pumpkin pasta dish bookmarked for the weekend. : ) This one sounds delicious though. I might need a change of plans now!

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    stephchows — October 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Looks delicious! You HAVE to make this at some point! Super easy and so so tasty

    http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2008/04/pumpkin-gnocchi.html

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    nutmegnanny — October 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Mmmmmmm sounds delicious:)

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I haven’t made it, or HEARD of it!!! Oh my goodness, it sounds AMAZING! Next week, this is on my grocery list!

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    SnoWhite — October 31, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I had to come and see what “pumpkin pasta” was… how tasty looking! I have bookmarked this for future reference!

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