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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Today, I’m sharing one of our favorite fall sweet treats!I I stumbled upon this Pinterest recipe a few years ago, and now I make a point to bake these cookies at least a couple of times each fall.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 c unflavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 c canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and set aside.

3. In a bowl, using a mixer, cream together butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy.

4. Mix in egg yolks one at a time. Mix in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract.

5. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined.

6. Scoop dough out and shape into 3 Tblsp balls. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets. (The recipe says to slightly flatten cookies, but I don’t do that.)

7. I roll them in sugar even though recipe doesn’t call for it.

8. Bake in preheated oven for 11-12 minutes.

9. Cool on the baking sheet for several minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

10. Icing:

I take a short cut and just buy vanilla frosting. After I frost the cookie, I sprinkle it with pumpkin spice. Delish!

We are big fans of pumpkin around here…pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin sugar cookies!

See you back here tomorrow. I will be recapping one of my favorite fall activities: the pumpkin patch!

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