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Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies. Tender and delicious pumpkin cookies rolled in pumpkin spice sugar. A perfect fall treat with a cup of tea or a cold glass of milk.

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Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with chocolate filling.

I liked the soft cake-y texture of these Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies. However, I decided to depart from the original recipe by putting the spices on the outside of the cookies rather than incorporated into the pumpkin flavoured cookie dough.

Plain Pumpkin Spice Cookies on a rectangular serving platter

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I think this helps the pumpkin flavour and gives a little extra texture to the outside of the cookies as well.

Make no mistake, these are quite delicious all on their own. Sometimes, though, I do love pairing aromatic spices with chocolate.

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Pumpkin Puree, you can even use canned of you like.

To that end, I also made half the batch sandwiched together with some easy chocolate ganache…scrumptious!

Plain Pumpkin Spice Cookies on a rectangular serving platter

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I’d never frozen these cookies before but did stick some in the freezer to test them. They have been there for a week now and as of this morning they thawed well and the kids say they taste yummy, so I’ll call that a success.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with chocolate filling on a white plate with glass of milk

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with chocolate ganache filling.

If you liked this recipe you many want to check out this great collection of No Bake Cookies that was incredibly popular during our last Holiday season.

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Yield: 36 cookies or 18 sandwich cookies

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies - soft pumpkin cookies rolled in spiced sugar. Absolutely delicious with or without the chocolate ganache to sandwich them together.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canola oil, or other vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar, powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin puree, or canned pumpkin puree; NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

FOR THE SPICED SUGAR

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 2 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the oil, butter, sugar, icing sugar and vanilla for a few minutes.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Mix in the pumpkin puree.
  5. Slowly fold in the flour and baking powder mixture until a soft dough forms.
  6. Chill the dough for at least an hour.
  7. Mix together the 1/2 cup of sugar and all the spices.
  8. Roll the dough in 1 1/4 inch balls, then roll them into the spiced sugar.
  9. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart and press down with the bottom of a drinking glass to flatten slightly.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F for 8 - 10 minutes or until the cookies start to turn brown at the edges and spring back when pressed at the center.
  11. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Sandwich together with a spoonful of chocolate ganache if desired.
  12. To make the chocolate ganache simply melt together the whipping cream and chocolate in a double boiler being careful not to overheat it. Stir the whole time while the chocolate is melting and as soon as it is smoothly melted, remove it immediately from the heat.

Notes

Nutritional information based upon plain cookie version.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

36 cookies or 18 sandwich cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 139Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 17mgSodium 35mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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karen

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Yesterday we quite enjoyed your CRANBERRY HAZELNUT TURKEY WELLINGTON.. This cookie is the next recipe of yours to try.. One question I have though....is the nutritional information provided for 1 cookie or 2 cookies and a spoonful of ganache? I'm hoping it's for the sandwich but I have a feeling it's just for one cookie.

Linda

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

For the pumpkin can you use pumpkin that you have boiled, puréed, and frozen for future use. I am making the pumpkin spice cookies. Could you also mix the spices in with the dough

2pots2cook

Friday 14th of September 2018

Beautiful introduction to the best time of the year ! Thank you !

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