Pumpkin Cookies

After much searching I found a pumpkin cookie recipe that I thought I could use for my Little Guy’s preschool Halloween party.  The original recipe called for all-purpose flour and more sugar than I wanted to use, as well as a glaze.  Here are my changes:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. I used my cookie press so they could be not only made of pumpkin but shaped like pumpkins too.  That also meant they were much smaller so they bake MUCH faster!

BAKE for 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

I have to admit these cookies are not super sweet, and I understand why the original recipe called for a glaze, but they are just about perfect for a room full of two year olds and 10am.  I am almost positive that none of those kids are going to turn down a cookie.

 

After making these I had 3/4 of a can of pumpkin left, hmmmmm what to do with it?  Go to Weelicious of course!  Check out this awesome recipe for pumpkin pancakes, we will be having breakfast for dinner tonight!  They also seem like they would freeze well!

 

So share with me, what’s your fav pumpkin recipe?

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