A rolled sugar cookie dough recipe that has a hint of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Easy to make and perfect for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
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I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! My kids love rolled sugar cookies and we make them for almost every holiday. It’s so fun to be able to make your cookies in any shape. With Fall here and Halloween coming, I have really been craving pumpkin and pumpkin spice. I wanted some way to make sugar cookies that incorporated some pumpkin flavor.
After some trial and error, this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe was born. It is so yummy and tastes just like pumpkin pie. With the addition of pumpkin puree, this dough is a little more sticky than classic sugar cookie dough. Because of this, it’s really important to keep the dough cold. When you are not actively rolling the dough out, it should be kept in the refrigerator.
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Start by beating the softened butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs until the dough is smooth. Mix in the pumpkin and vanilla. Add the pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder to the mixture. Stir in the flour, just until moistened. Refrigerate the dough for at least two hours.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the dough and use your desired cookie cutters to cute shapes into the dough. Transfer the shapes to a parchment paper lined cookie cutter and bake for 6-8 minutes. Let the cookies rest on the cookie sheet for one or two minutes before transferring them to a cookie sheet.
To frost the cookies, I used this icing recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian. It’s pretty easy to make and tastes amazing. You can use food coloring to make it any shade that you’d like. The sky’s the limit with your creativity!
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I hope that you enjoy this recipe and it can help you bring the tastes and smells of fall to your home! Make sure you pin the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies below. You might also enjoy Disneyland’s Apple Pie Funnel Cake recipe. Check out more Mommy Mouse Clubhouse dessert recipes here.