Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Cookies

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Cookies. (Personal Photo)

Wow! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and nothing screams Thanksgiving more than pumpkin! When it comes to the fall holiday season, I love pumpkin spice flavored everything. My recipe replicates the taste of pumpkin pie and includes a sweet cinnamon icing. So, why make pumpkin pie when you can make these bite sized cookies?! These cookies are light and soft with a slight crisp on the edge. My take on a festive holiday treat is sure to be a favorite on your dessert table as I know that they will be on mine!

Update: The cookies were a huge hit, everyone seemed to love them!

Bake Time: 13 minutes Makes: about 36 cookies

What You’ll Need (Cookies)

2 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar

1 stick of softened butter

1 large egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 cup of pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)

What You’ll Need (Icing) 

2 cups of powdered sugar

3 tablespoons of milk

1 tablespoon of melted butter

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place parchment paper over pan.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice into a bowl.
  4. In large bowl, add the butter and sugar inside. Have the other wet ingredients (Egg, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract) off to the side

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    Here are all of the prepared ingredients! (Personal Photo)
  5. In a large glass bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a handheld or stand bowl electric mixer.

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    Here is what the butter and sugar should look like. (Personal Photo)
  6. Once combined, add eggs, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree.

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    Here is what the batter should look like after the last three wet ingredients are added. (Personal Photo)
  7. Gradually add in your dry mixture. (Make sure to do this slowly or else the flour will fly everywhere!)

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    The finished batter!
  8. Lick some batter off of the mixing whisk. (I think I’m just going to make this a permanent step :P)
  9. After eating some of your yummy pumpkin spice cookie batter, use your trusty 1 inch ice cream scoop to and place the cookies onto your lined baking sheet.

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    A 1 inch ball of deliciousness! (Personal Photo)
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes. (You will know when to pull them out because they will have slightly browned edges)
  11. Prepare the glaze. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and melted butter into a bowl and mix until completely combined.

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    Finished cinnamon icing.(Personal Photo)
  12. Place on a cooling rack and immediately add the icing to the warm cookies.

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    I decided to do random decorations for fun! (Personal Photo)
  13. Place your delicious cookies inside a cookie jar, onto a plate, or into a container.

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    This is how I like to place my cookies! (Personal Photo)
  14. Enjoy!

 

Come back in two weeks for my candy cane sugar cookies!

-C 🙂  

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Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hey guys! This recipe is for all you soft cookie lovers out there. When it comes to myself, I absolutely love soft cookies and I am so happy that I finally created some without intentionally underbaking them. What can I say, I’m obsessed. This recipe creates a soft, gooey, and decadent center will a perfectly chewy outer rim that just melts in your mouth. My mouth is watering just by thinking of them! My family loves these sweet and delicious cookies and I know that yours will too!

Bake Time: 10-12 minutes Makes: 36 decadent cookies

What You’ll Need

2 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

3/4 of a cup of firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 of a cup of granulated sugar

1 cup of butter or margarine (Softened at room temperature.)

1 4 ounce pack of instant vanilla pudding (This is what makes the cookies super soft!)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (Imitation or pure.)

2 large pasturized eggs

2 cups of chocolate chips (More or less, it’s all up to you!) 

Optional: You can use any flavor of pudding that you want and whatever flavor of chips that you want. They can be milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate, get creative with your flavors! 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover your pan in a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. Add the flour and the baking soda together in a bowl and whisk them together.
  3. In a large bowl (preferably glass) add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, pudding mix, and vanilla extract and begin to cream them together on a medium speed. (Preferably using an electric hand or bowl mixer) (The mixture will be a tad more dry than usual.)

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    (Personal Photo)
  4. Add in both of the eggs and combine fully.
  5. Slowly add in the flour and baking soda mixture. (Be careful with how high your mixer speed is or else the dry ingredients will fly everywhere!)
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips using a rubber spatula. (Optional: Substitute the chocolate chips with white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or chocolate candies!)

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    (Personal Photo)
  7. Eat the cookie dough. (Of course this step is optional, if I could make it mandatory I would because who can resist cookie dough?!)
  8. Using your trusty 1-inch ice cream scoop, scoop the cookies onto the pan evenly.

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    (Personal Photo)
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  10. After they are out of the oven, let them sit for a few minutes use a spatula to place them on a cooling rack. (If you don’t have a cooling rack you can just leave them on the pan until they are cooled enough to put on a plate.)

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    (Personal Photo)
  11. Place inside a cookie jar, container, or put them on a plate and enjoy!

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This is how I like to present my cookies, but this presentation doesn’t last very long because of grabby hands!                                                                                                                          (Personal Photo)

Come back in two weeks for my everything nice and pumpkin spice cookies! 

C