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post #1 of 20
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or done pumpkin sugar cookies? I dropped off sugar cookies shaped like pumpkins decorated with buttercream frosting at a beauty salon last week. One of the other woman saw them and now wants the same exact thing only she wants the cookies to be pumpkin. Has anyone ever made cutout pumpkin sugar cookies? Do I just add pumpkin to the sugar cookie recipe? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
post #2 of 20
I found this recipe. I hope it helps...I've never used it, but it sounds yummy!

Pumpkin Roll-Out Cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch salt

In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and orange zest. Stir in the pumpkin. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Decorate with frosting or candy.


~Denise
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post #3 of 20
That sounds yummmmy.
I think I will try them.
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post #4 of 20
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Denise, that recipe sounds so good. Thanks for looking it up for me. I think I'll try them and let you guys know how they came out. icon_biggrin.gif
post #5 of 20
ge978, I will wait to make mine until you post how yours turned out.
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post #6 of 20
I have that same recipe - but I haven't tried it yet. I'm going to try them today, so I'll let you know how it goes!
post #7 of 20
Be sure to let us know how they turn out...I think that I'm going to try them too. icon_biggrin.gif I LOVE pumpkin pie and cake...but have never thought about pumpkin cookies. icon_confused.gif They sound so good!!

~Denise
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post #8 of 20
Here's an update (pardon my spelling, I don't see any spell check feature)

Well, I just took out my first batch of pumpkin cookies and I have to say I'm not very impressed...

Before you add the flour, the pumpkin/butter consistency is a little strange looking. But after the flour/spices were mixed in, it looked and smelled good. I put in the fridge for 30 minutes, but it still seemed really soft, so I left it in another hour. After 1 1/2 hours, it rolled out nicely, as long as there was enough flour on the board and rolling pin. The dough is a beautiful almost rust color.

1/8 of an inch was really thin - for my second tray I rolled it 1/4 inch thick and that came out better. However, they shrink(!) and the color changes quite dramatically after they've baked! The baked cookies are now much less "bright" (they're more of a yellowish-brown) and they are about 1/8 inch smaller (in circumfernce) than they were when I put them in the oven.

I tasted one - it's very plain tasting. I don't really taste any flavor at all, and it's flaky. Inside it looks almost like layers of pie crust. In fact, when I broke one apart, it split more horizontally than vertically!

I'm curious about what anyone else thought who tried it - did I do something wrong?
post #9 of 20
I have a different recipe but I haven't tried it out. It was given to my mom by a lady she knew.

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup 100% canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Mix shortening and sugars and beat until creamy. Add pumpkin and vanilla extract; mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill dough for 30-60 minutes. Roll on floured surface and cut with cookie cutters. Bake in a 350ºF oven for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness and size of cookies.

I don't have any pumpkin but I will get some this week and try them. Let me know if you give them a try.

Berta
post #10 of 20
Hi bonniebakes!! I would try the recipe too...but my stupid oven is still broke. icon_cry.gif I won't get it fixed now till the end of the week....had to order the element. icon_sad.gif I think I found the recipe on the allrecipes site?? ..not for sure. I'm sorry that the recipe didn't turn out very good....sounded like it would be a winner.

~Denise
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post #11 of 20
Denise - I've seen that same recipe a few places, including all reacipes.

I thought is sounded really good too!

Good luck with your oven!
post #12 of 20
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Hi Guys
I just made pumpkin flavored cut-out cookies. I didn't use the recipe Denise gave me because I realized I didn't have all the stuff once I got to the shop. Now, because I'm lazy icon_biggrin.gif , I took a sugar cookie mix, added butter, an egg, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, and a little flour to it. I rolled it out, cut it into pumpkins and decorated with a pumpkin buttercream frosting.
Thanks everyone for your help.

Here's a picture:
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post #13 of 20
Hi ge978!!

They look great!! Makes me want some cookies!! icon_biggrin.gif Glad that everything worked out for ya. thumbs_up.gif



Hugs, ~Denise
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post #14 of 20
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Thanks for your help Denise! icon_biggrin.gif

My husband who loves my cakes,but is not usually crazy about my cookies loved these ones. I'll have to make them again.
post #15 of 20
ge978 - they look wonderful!

would you be willing to post the exact recipe for us?
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