Friday, September 21, 2012

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Wow where did today go? I've been busy cleaning up my scrapbook area and forgot to post this morning. Today I thought it would be fun to give you another recipe. I made these the other day and let me tell you my husband had them gone in a couple of days. He was so funny. He was getting ready to leave for work and he's taking all the cookies with him. I asked him if he was taking them for someone at work and he said yea ME :)
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

For the cookies:

3 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the coating:

1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash of allspice

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk together to blend. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars on medium speed until well combined. Next, still on medium speed, beat in pumpkin. Then, add the egg and vanilla extract. Lastly, add in the dry ingredients. Beat until combined, but do not over mix. Cover the dough, and refrigerate for one hour, until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and spices for the sugar coating. Scoop dough (approximately 2 1/2 tablespoons) and roll into a ball. Roll the dough ball in the sugar mixture, and place on the lined baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Take a drinking glass with a flat bottom and moisten with water. Dip the glass in the sugar mixture, and use it to flatten the dough balls. Re-sugar the glass as needed.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove when the centers of the cookies have set. Let cool on the baking pan for approximately 5 minutes, and then transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats/Recipe Girl/DLYN

Just a note if I was to make these again I would put some Pumpkin Pie Spice in the dough also. I wanted the to taste more like Pumpkin but my husband loved them. I hope your family enjoys them as much as my husband.

1 comment:

MaryEllen said...

sounds yummy I love anything pumpkin thanks for the recipe