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October is my favorite month of the year, partly because of all the scary movies that are on. I love a good horror movie, from the classics to the supernatural and all of the slasher gore. It’s especially fun when you go on Netflix to see what kind of scary movies that you’ve never even heard of is available to watch.
Pumpkin spice is also a fall thing. You always start to hear about pumpkin spice lattes and other weird pumpkin flavored thing. So I figured I’d try making some fun cutout cookies in the pumpkin spice fashion. These cookies feature pumpkin puree and the various amount of spices like cinnamon and cloves. Now I love a pumpkin and chocolate combination as well, so I did a chocolate royal icing to go with these.
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These pumpkin spice cookies are soft and chewy and perfect for decorating with royal icing. But if you aren’t into the whole royal icing game, than I’d try just going all Lofthouse sugar cookie on these guys. Make them round and thick and add either some cream cheese buttercream or even better, chocolate ganache on top with lots of sprinkles!
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Products I recommend
Above are some products that I personally use and recommend for this recipe and to have for everyday use. One main thing that you will need in this recipe is the meringue powder for the buttercream. Meringue powder helps make the buttercream form a crust so that it won’t make a mess and smudge everywhere. If you prefer to not use meringue powder, than I suggest making a crusting buttercream or a royal icing.
pumpkin spice cookies
- 1 stick butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup milk + 1 tbsp vinegar
- Combine the milk and vinegar and let sit 5 minutes until the milk has curdled. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugars, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl along the way. Gradually add in the eggs and mix to combine. Add in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger and mix together. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Slowly add in the milk/vinegar until the dough comes together. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350*F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Dust the work surface with flour and the rolling pin and start rolling the dough until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the shapes desired and place on the lined sheet pan. If the dough that has been cut out has become too warm, place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool. Decorate as desired.