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Old Fashion Soft Pumpkin Cookies

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This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to bake Old Fashion Soft Pumpkin Cookies. The recipe is courtesy of VeryBestBaking.com. These are a great treat to make for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Football Games, or any fall occasion! They are a more "bread-like" cookie, they're supposed to be soft, not crunchy or chewy. The recipe makes about two dozen depending on how big you make them. I took them to a bonfire and they were all gone in an afternoon! Make sure you store them in an airtight container so they don't get hard! Enjoy. 

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You will need (for cookies):
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Glaze:
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Materials:
2 Cookie Sheets
Mixer
Butter (to grease cookie sheet)
2 Mixing Bowls
Measuring Spoons and Cups
Frosting bag (or Ziploc sandwich bag)
Scissors
 
 
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Step 1: Preheat and Mix Dry Ingredients

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets with a stick of butter or margarine. More is better in this case! The cookie dough is a little sticky from the pumpkin. And the sugar glaze will just wipe off when you clean the pans if they're well greased.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in your first mixing bowl. Mix together evenly using a whisk or a spatula. Your mixture should be an even color and texture after you mix the dry ingredients. Set dry mixture aside. 

Step 2: Sugar and Butter

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Now, using a second mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat sugar and butter together until well blended. Mixture should have the consistency of the second photo. 
They sound and look amazing! :D