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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12 Responses to “Pumpkin Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars”

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    Anna @ Bashful Bao — October 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    These bars look absolutely amazing! I love the distinct layers!!

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    Dina — October 11, 2013 at 7:51 am

    they look delish!

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    Elaine Christen — October 11, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    What size pan? I’m guessing 9×13. Looks like an awesome recipe, can’t wait to try it!

    • beantownbaker — October 13th, 2013 @ 1:06 am

      Sorry, I’m updating the recipe now. I used an 8×8 pan.

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — October 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    It’s all of my favorite fall treats in one: pumpkin, salted caramel, and cinnamon, love it!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    There is absolutely nothing more I could desire in a fall treat, you covered it perfectly 🙂

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    Shannon — October 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    what a great combination, great thanksgiving dessert! or anytime, really 😉

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27 am

      Anytime is the correct answer 🙂

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    Priya@MyKitchenOdyssey — October 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Such a lovely treat .I love caramels so this might be for me.

    • beantownbaker — October 28th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

      Anyone who loves caramel and pumpkin would love this, so I’m sure you would too!

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    Tom @ Waegook Tom — November 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I have to admit that, as a Brit, I have NO idea what a snickerdoodle is, but this sounds delicious and yummy and amazing and I WANT SOME. Tis the season to eat everything pumpkin-y.

    • beantownbaker — November 3rd, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

      Snickerdoodles are basically a sugar cookie with cinnamon. They’re very popular here in the US. I agree! Bring on the pumpkin 🙂

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