Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

pumpkin spice cookies

11 days to Christmas. Can you believe that? Here I am posting a autumn-y pumpkin recipe. I have no excuses, only that I had all the ingredients I needed, I'm snowed in, and I felt like baking cookies.

pumpkin spice cookies

I’m glad I went against the seasonal grain for these, because they are some of the best cookies I’ve ever made, rich, moist, spicy and quite cake like. I originally intended to top them with this brown butter glaze, but they don’t need it!

If you happen to have some pumpkin hanging around from fall, try these out. They’d make a great Christmas gift!


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Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Adapted from here

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven.

43 comments:

  1. OK... I'm like an internet nazi, suggesting this all over the place, anytime pumpkin cookies show up:

    try adding some butterscotch chips and craisins. No, seriously. You'll be glad you did. Something about butterscotch plays off perfectly with the pumpkin flavor and craisins shout "tart-y me". Always something good for your cookies to shout.

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  2. Your recipes are always so cozy, inviting and warm. Always make me smile! xo

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  3. Very nice baking, I love the plainess, lovely.

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  4. These look and sound delicious, i'm so making them! Your recipes and photos are wonderfully inspiring, i'm so happy that I found you :)

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  5. Sounds delicious! And so perfect for the season! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I can't wait to try it!

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  6. These sound perfect and they look so good with that glass of milk!

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  7. I'm glad you were able to restore your blog! These pumpkin cookies look perfect for a snowy day.

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  8. I can't resist pumpkin cookies either...no matter what time of year!

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  9. Ahhh girly! These look delicious! I have a batch of pumpkin refrigerator cookies waiting for me to show them some oven love. I think you may have just given me the prod in the butt that I need to get them done!

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  10. These are so beautiful and perfect for Christmas. You take lovely photos!

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  11. Yum! I'm glad to see you are still baking with pumpkin. I always try to extend pumpkin baking season as long as I possibly can. I think this is a recipe I will have to try!

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  12. just to say to you that your pictures are BELLISSIME!

    ciao from Italy

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  13. It's nice to see pumpkin recipes yet. Xmas it's so overwhelming!!!! It has all gone so fast!
    Like your pics.

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  14. Oolala! These look yummy! And yes, ALL of us have a can (or FIVE) of pureed pumpkin in the pantry. I kind of like to make random pumpkin cookies in July. Weird.

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  15. These look and sound delicious. So glad you got things figured out with your site! Happy holidays :)

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  16. these cookies sound very very inviting and cosy enough to warm up to the fireplace this winter

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  17. your blog makes me want to put on an apron
    gorg
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blgospot.com

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  18. I love these! I have a couple of pumpkins my brought me, some of the last stragglers from her garden and I've been growing increasingly anxious about what to do with them. Homemade gifts are the absolute best, a lot of my family will be receiving a beautiful package of cookies.

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  19. These sound and look great and now the idea of a mid-afternoon cookie with a glass of milk is tempting me way too much! I need to get into cookie mode over the next week to add to my Christmas presents...

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  20. These look amazing! Im also from Georgia (Athens to be exact) and my friends and I just started a fun lifestyle blog and I am the amateur (very amateur) photographer. Could you post some of your food styling/photography tips that you use? It would be so helpful!

    Thanks,
    Amelia
    classiccitymuses.blogspot.com

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  21. gorgeous photos and what a lovely cookie!! happy holidays!

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  22. OOh, these cookies look fantastic! And I think pumpkin is just perfect for December, you're not too late at all!

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  23. ...and into the kitchen I go...yummmmm! Thanks for the recipe!

    www.bluebirdandtree.blogspot.com

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  24. These look amazing and perfect for the season. Maybe Santa would like this when he comes to visit(Hmmmm) Lovely post as usual B:)

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  25. thanks for the recipe!!! made them last night and their DELICIOUS!!!

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  26. I would take a plate of these to the couch, snuggle up, and shoo anyone away who tried to infiltrate on the joy of my gluttony. :)

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  27. I made these today. They might be the best cookies I've ever baked, though mine appeared very smooth compared to your photos. Could be because I creamed the heck out of them with my new mixer. They were somehow light and fluffy and still cakey! Dare I forget delicious too.

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  28. I made these cookies yesterday. I added a bit of nutmeg and some caraway seeds. Mine were smooth as well. I also iced them with a lemon glaze. DEELISH.

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  29. Pumpkin is fabulous anytime of year! It's April and I'm thinking of making these!

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  31. It's Thanksgiving this weekend, here in Canada - these are the perfect treat to take along to dinner. Can't wait to make them, thank you!

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  32. The easiest recipe for pumpkin cookies ever- just cake mix and canned pumpkin. No one will ever guess how easy they are to make.

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  33. In a large bowl, whisk together the ateş ve su buz devri brown sugar, melted butter, flour and salt. Add in the eggs, maple syrup This dish is really amazing to eat.As there has been mixed many awesome ingredients kafa topu so it should be delicious for everyone.I would like to make this dish and will eat with my family.

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  34. My first pumpkin spice recipe of the season! Perfect day for baking...will be sharing with friends tomorrow!

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