Easy To Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Planning to enjoy eating pumpkins more this year, with these easy to bake pumpkin cookies as little sweet treats

Pumpkin as a food source has so many health benefits

But it actually tastes really nice too

I have whipped up a few sweet treats made from pumpkin that I thought would be good to share

 

Lets start with cookies

These are delicious and fragrant as well as being easy to make. Something you could make with the family to enjoy these cozy evenings at home. They really don’t take long to make either, so you could enjoy them within an hour of baking

Ingredients:

  • 315g Plain flour
  • 250g Granulated sugar
  • 125g Pumpkin puree
  • 115g Butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp Baking powder (5ml)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg (2.5ml)
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon (5ml)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence

Instructions:

Using a large bowl mix the butter, egg and sugar until creamed. I find using an electric hand whisk the quickest way, with the least washing up to do after

In a separate bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

Combine the two bowls and add your pumpkin puree and vanilla essence

Keep whisking the mixture until it has all combined

This will be a lot stiffer to mix now, which is exactly what you need for this mixture

You will need 2 baking sheets with grease proof paper over the top. With cookies you need to make sure you space out the mixture to ensure they cook as singular cakes and not merge into 1. I find making no more than 6 to an average size baking sheet the best way to keep them apart

With a tablespoon, or your hands you need to take a heap of the mixture and lay it on the baking sheet. I try and stick to 12 with this amount of mixture hence the need for 2 baking trays and they make good size cookies. If you roll the mixture into balls with your hands you get more consistent shapes and sizes

Cook them in a pre-heated over, temperature 200 degrees for between 10-12 minutes. Check them at 10 minutes and keep an eye on them until they have coloured to your liking

If you cook them on different shelves in your oven consider the bottom shelf might take a bit longer to cook

Always let them cook before eating, but they can easily be enjoyed after 10 minutes cooling time

The Cookies

pumpkin cookies decorated in icing displayed on a plate

I like to add an extra sweetness with some icing sugar drizzle. Really simple and makes them look extra special too

If you are feeling creative maybe try adding some halloween inspired designs to your easy to bake pumpkin cookies

Like most baking recipes you can make simple tweaks and they will still taste great

You could try adding dried fruits or chocolate chips. Even swap the granulated sugar for brown sugar

Let me know how you get on if you try baking them. If you prefer cakes to cookies, check out these pumpkin cupcakes


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