Just because Thanksgiving has come and gone doesn’t mean pumpkin recipes are. I love these pumpkin cookies. They are nice and soft with the perfect blend of spices and just the right amount of sweetness.
Wonderful Pumpkin Cookies
2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of softened butter
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1 can of pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, ground cloves and salt. Mix up a it with fork then set it aside.
In another bowl, blend the butter and sugar together. Add the egg, pumpkin and vanilla and continue to mix until creamy. Little by little add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Mix until well blended.
Using a spoon drop the cookie mix onto the sheet. You can smooth out the top of the cookie with the back of the spoon. Bake for 15-18 minutes depending your oven. Do the toothpick test. Allow the cookies to cool on cookie rack.
You can eat these cookies as is, or you can create a confectioners sugar glaze to drizzle on top. OR…even better – you can make a nice fluffy cream to make pumpkin whoopie pies. Hell Yes!
(Google for the glaze or cream that suits you best! There are so many options)