Friday nights are fast becoming baking night for my friend Jen and I. Jen is a fantastic baker with big hopes of opening her own bakery some day. She's also a good friend of mine from way back in high school. I suggested we try making Pumpkin Spice Cookies last week. I had never actually had cookies or any dessert for that matter that contained pumpkin, for some reason I was always leary of it. I think that has a lot to do with my upbringing...my family never really were the most adventurous connoisseurs, with meat and potatoes being our basic staple. Thank Gawd my taste buds have become more refined.
So, behold the photos from that night, and our recipe! (I grabbed this from another blog some weeks ago, but the name escapes me...)
PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
2. In a bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, cream together butter with brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in pumpkin puree.
3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking sode, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. Add to butter mixture and beat well to combine. Add nuts in 2 batches, mixin between additions.
4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets. Bake about 18 minutes, until set, not browned. Transfer to cooling racks.
We had a lot of fun making these cookies. Check out the photos below to see for yourself!
These cookies came out amazing. They were so soft, and even a few days after they still retained their softness. Just look at 'em!
I highly recommend this recipe.