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Friday, November 12, 2010

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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I opened a can of pumpkin the other day and I saw it in my fridge today, so I thought I better use it up! I was thinking about Snickerdoodles and wondering how they would be with pumpkin in them. I was right, a good combination! So let me know what you think!

 Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

2 sticks butter (1 cup), at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Rolling sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp allspice

In a large bowl, cream butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar and pumpkin puree and beat well. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping down sides of the bowl to incorporate all of the ingredients.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Beat flour mixture into liquid mixture a little at a time until incorporated.

Cover dough with plastic and chill at least an hour, or until dough becomes slightly firm.

When ready to bake, heat oven to 350. Mix rolling sugar in a small bowl.

Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Use a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 Tbsp.) or a large spoon to scoop out dough and roll into balls. Use your hands to roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar and make sure they’re coated really well. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.  Use a glass with a nice, flat bottom to dip in sugar and flatten the balls.

Bake at 350 for 10 to 14 minutes, or until they are slightly firm to the touch. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes or so, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

2 comments:

Sherlyn said...

I love Snickerdoodles and pumpkin. This sounds like a great combo!

jan said...

These sound delicious! I make Snickerdoodles a lot but never thought to put pumpkin in them - I'm going to try it for something different - thanks for the idea!