Saturday, October 31, 2009

Simply Delicious Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Simply Delicious Pumpkin Spice Cookies (makes 24 cookies)

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin pie filling
2 cups minus 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 Tbsp corn starch
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
12 Tbsp (3/4 cup) confectioner’s sugar
4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) maple syrup
12 pumpkin candies cut in half.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy, scraping down as necessary. Slowly add pumpkin. Add vanilla.

Sift together flour, corn starch, baking soda, salt & spices.

Add flour in thirds to creamed mixture and stir until smooth between each addition.

Shape cookies using a 2” scoop, leveled, placing level side down on baking sheet 2” apart.

Bake 15 – 17 minutes until light brown (will spring back to touch).

Remove to baking sheet and cool completely.

Mix confectioners sugar and maple syrup until smooth. Frost the top of each cookie and garnish with pumpkin candy.

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