I don’t bake very often, but these are a favorite of my sister Katie, who was born on Halloween so I like to her indulge her with these. They are a fall favorite in our house. You can add in walnuts or dark chocolate chips for something extra, if you want.
2 c all-purpose flour
0.5 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter, softened
1.5 c white sugar
1 c pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
If you want to add even a little bit more decadence, you can make a glaze from powdered sugar and water and drizzle a little bit on top. A splash of vanilla extract or cinnamon in the glaze works too.
Stats: I make them pretty small, and made 4 dozen cookies from it. Without any of the extra add-ins, each cookie is 70 calories. You can use this website if you use any add-ins or you make more or less than me, to recalculate.
The perfect treat to go along with my Pumpkin Latte!