With Halloween just around the corner and upcoming festivities upon us, we wanted to bake something easy and festive to share with everyone. We had some pumpkin puree in our cupboard that we needed to use so it was perfect timing to make some desserts with pumpkin in it! In a matter of hours, we made pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cupcakes, and pumpkin bread – all with just 1 large can (29 oz) of Libby’s Pumpkin Puree. To say the least, I was very pumpkin’d out by the end of the baking session and hardly had the energy to even try the goodies! We hope that you can use this yummy Soft Pumpkin Cookie recipe that we got from Very Best Baking to make your own batch to share with family and friends during this fun Halloween season! And if you prefer to do candy, be sure to check out our previous homemade candy post earlier this month!
Pre-heat the oven to 350 and prepare your cookie sheet. Next, start with the dry ingredients: 2.5 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Next, beat 1.5 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter until well blended.
Then, beat in 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 large egg, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Now it's time to gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer to form the cookie batter.
Drop rounded tablespoons of batter to the prepared cookie sheet. I also sprinkled more cinnamon on top to add extra color and flavor.
While digging for my baking sheet, I came upon my cookie mold that I bought awhile ago. I thought it would be fun to use the remaining batter to form cookies-on-a-stick! Pop them in the oven for about 18-20 minutes until the edges are firm. Do the toothpick tester in the cookie just to make sure they are cooked in the center.
These Cookies-on-a-Stick turned out great --soft and cake-like --and look so adorable after drizzling some white icing over it. This quick and easy cookie recipe would be great for school or work parties. What I liked about it is that it's not overly sweet and the spices of cinnamon and nutmeg really go well with the mild pumpkin flavor. If you want to add more texture to the cookie, try adding walnuts, raisins, cranberries, or even chocolate chips! Have fun with it and have a joyous and spooky Halloween!!
To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Libby’s Soft Pumpkin Cookies