Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Like little pumpkin cakes, these cookies are round and plump like a pumpkin. Made with pumpkin puree, seasonal spices and pumpkin seeds for decoration.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ingredients                   Makes: approx. 24 cookies                  Time: 1hour 30minutes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground all-spice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup organic sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup pumpkin purée
72 (approx.) pumpkin seeds (3 for top of each cookie)
~cinnamon sugar topping~
1 Tbsp organic sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
Preheat oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add parchment paper to two baking trays.

Combine dry ingredients. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, all-spice, ground cloves and salt; then set aside.

Combine the wet ingredients. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and the vanilla extract to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Next, add the pumpkin puree and mix until well combined.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Add the mixed dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

Prepare cinnamon sugar. In a small bowl combine the sugar and the cinnamon then set aside with the pumpkin seeds to decorate the cookies with afterwards.

Make the cookies. Drop round walnut-sized balls of cookie dough onto the lined cookie sheets using an ice cream scoop or by using a couple of spoons. Place three pumpkin seeds on top of each cookie in the shape of a flower, then sprinkle the tops of the cookies with a pinch of the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Bake. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack for about 10 minutes to cool. Enjoy.

Recipe shared by: J. Marshall

Nutritional Information

~Pumpkin is an excellent source for the essential nutrient Vitamin A.
~Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source for the essential nutrients: phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron and protein.

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