Monday, November 24, 2014

Simple Sugar and Pumpkin Spice Cookies

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This cookie is one of my survival secrets. I bake our Thanksgiving pies the night before the holiday. Once they're in the oven I make myself a pumpkin latte and have 2 or 3 of these very old-fashioned cookies. They're basically sugar cookies that are made unique with a heavy dose of pumpkin pie spice. I originally found the recipe, here. As you might suspect, I need a little pick-me-up at that time of night and these cookies fill the bill. The cookies are simple to make and the finished biscuit has brown crisp edges and a soft chewy center. They are perfect with coffee or tea and they make a perfect treat at this time of year. If you are looking for a simple seasonal cookie you might want to give these a try. Here is how the cookies are made.

Simple Sugar and Pumpkin Spice Cookies...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of

1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
cooking spray
1/4 cup white sugar, or as needed for dipping

1) Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
2) Sift flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until flour is completely incorporated. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
3) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.
4) Pour 1/4 cup sugar into a shallow bowl.
5) Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Moisten bottom of a glass with water and dip glass in sugar. Gently flatten each drop of cookie dough with bottom of the sugared glass.
6) Bake cookies until set, 5 to 7 minutes. Yield: about 48 cookies.

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