Pumpkin SnickerBOOdles

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Yummy Pumpkin flavored snickerdoodlish cookies for your Halloween table! 
These are soft and spicy and just pumpkiny enough to please.
This was inspired by several other pumpkin snickerdoodle recipes I read online, but none of them had enough pumpkin pie spice for my taste.. This is my version with the spices kicked up a notch. ( next time, I might add a dash more of each, but I like pumpkin desserts spicy.. )
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Step 1: What you need:

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For the cookie dough
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup puréed pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 3 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon  
  •  1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • Red and yellow food coloring

For the sugar coating
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • a dash of allspice
An oven preheated to 350
a mixer
a refrigerator 
cookie sheets
parchment paper
clean glass
black cookie decorating icing (or royal icing tinted black)

Step 2: Dry ingredients

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Mix flour, baking powder, cookie spices and salt in a medium bowl and set aside

Step 3: In the mixer

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Mix the softened butter and sugars until creamy.
Add in cup of pumpkin and beat until blended.
Mix in vanilla, egg, 6 drops of red food coloring and 8 drops of yellow.
Beat until smooth.

Step 4: Add in dry ingredients

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Add dry ingredients and mix until just blended. (Don't over mix, or they will get tough)

Step 5: Chill out

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Cover and refrigerate for about an hour

Step 6: Mix up the sugar coating

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In a bowl containing the last 1/2cup of sugar, add 4 drops of red food coloring and 6 drops of yellow food coloring.  With a fork, mix the sugar, breaking the colored chunks up until all of the sugar is an even orange color.
Add remaining spices.