pumpkin cut out spice cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of softened margerine (earth balance stick was my faux butter of choice)
1 "egg" (I got tired of using my flax grinder about 10 grinds in and used Ener-G)
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbs pureed pumpkin
2 cups all purpose flour (I used one cup white, two cups WW pastry flour)
2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with cooking spray, butter or shortening.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blend well.
Stir together remaining dry ingredients and add slowly to butter mixture, blending well.
On floured surface (I saw once on Alton Brown to use powdered sugar instead, so I mixed 4 tsp of that with some WW flour to roll it out), roll out half of dough at a time, to a 1/8" thickness. Cut into shapes as desired with floured cookie cutters and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool on wire rack and decorate if desired (decorating is completely unecessary. these are sooo good plain).
Makes 3 dozen cookies. ( I used a fairly large pumpkin cookie cutter, so I only got about 1.5 dozen)
original recipe here