Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pumpkin Spritz Cookies

I was needing a new recipe for some leftover pumpkin I had and was hoping to find a recipe for pumpkin spritz cookies. This is the recipe that I found on Recipezaar. I really liked them, plus it gave me another chance to use my cookie press.

Pumpkin Spritz Cookies Recipe #264937
Looking for a new way to celebrate the holiday? For reasons both practical and sentimental, our family loves to make spritz cookies. These are quite different from butter or cream cheese cookies and will round out the trays nicely.

28 min 20 min prep

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup
granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons
ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon
ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon
ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon
1/3 cup
canned pumpkin
1 large
1 teaspoon
2 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon
baking powder
Sprinkling sugar
1/4 cup
1 teaspoon
1 pinch

Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
In a large mixing bowl beat butter until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in sugar and spices until well combined and the granules have begun to melt. Mix in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until well combined.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined.
Place into a cookie press and press out shapes onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Lightly sprinkle cookies with the spiced sprinkling sugar.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set but not browned. Allow to cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes from Wendy: I used cinnamon sugar for sprinkling (without the nutmeg) and it was still great. Enjoy!

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