cranky. (plaidisyourpal) wrote in vegancooking,

pumpkin spice cut out cookies!

I was looking all over the internet all day for a beautiful cut-out cookie that could be mixed with some pumpking, to add that extra fall flare. However, I came up empty handed, which is when I brought matters in to my own hands! I just (and by just I mean I still have the last tray of cookies in the oven AS WE SPEAK!) found a recipe online called "brown suger cut out cookies" and adjusted it to suit my needs. Now, I'm going to say something, and I'm only going to say it once, so listen carefully. These are the most amazing cookies ever, and if you pair them with a glass of warm apple cider, be prepared for all the boys to want to date you and all the girls to want to BE you.

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)

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original recipe here
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