Introduction: Pumpkin SnickerBOOdles

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.. )

Step 1: What You Need:

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

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

Step 3: In the Mixer

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

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

Step 5: Chill Out

Cover and refrigerate for about an hour

Step 6: Mix Up the Sugar Coating

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.

Step 7: Roll Some Cookies

Once the dough is chilled, roll dough in balls, about a tablespoon at a time. 
Roll the ball in the sugar spice mix and place on the parchment covered cookie sheet. 
Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
continue until your cookie sheet is full.
Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes

Step 8: Decorate

Remove from oven and let cool.
Draw faces on the pumpkins using cookie icing... I didn't get a photo of that step.. I was caught up in the Halloween magic of jack o lantern faces and forgot to snap a picture.
Decorated, they look like this...
And that's it!

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