Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Good cookies!


Husband has been baking.  At one point there were ten containers of cookies on the counters or in the deep freeze.  He likes to bake and cannot seem to stop.  I, however, can only eat so many cookies and he does not eat cookies at all.  This is a problem.  I took cookies to school this week.  The staff loves that.  They know how to eat cookies!

I found this recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles on Judy's bog this past week and I emailed it to Husband.  They just sounded so good!  And I was right!  You have to try them.  So yummy!  The hit all the right taste notes for fall.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Recipe (only slightly adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)
  • 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar plus another 1/4 cup
  • 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Large egg
  • 3/4 Cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add the pumpkin puree and mix everything thoroughly. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture a little at a time until everything is incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
In a small, shallow bowl, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Take a heaping teaspoon full of dough* and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the sugar/cinnamon mixture, and the place the ball on the cookie sheet. Flatten the ball so it’s about 1/4-1/2 inch thick (if you want thicker cookies,  flatten the ball a little bit less). Make sure you space the cookies about 2 inches apart from each other.
Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes or until the edges and bottom start turning golden brown. The flatter you make the cookies, the shorter the bake time.
Makes about 2 dozen large cookies
*If the dough seems too sticky just let it sit for about 5 or 10 minutes. It should be easier to work with once it sits for a little bit.

Enjoy!  Totally yummy!  

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness - woman you have it made! I can smell those cookies from here! Yum!!!