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Author: Aušra

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I thought to bake these cookies for a long time, but… And one day I took the cup of pumpkin purée from the freezer and used only a half. So the day of that cookies has come 🙂 I rolled those cookies very thinly because I like thin cookies 🙂 Happy that I halved the recipe because I made a lot of cookies, really a lot. I give you the halved recipe.

Pumpkin cutout cookies

Time needed:
Yields: 40 cookies
Calories: 52 kcal / cookie

Ingredients:
1 cup = 237 ml

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 115 g butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl combine flour, ginger, allspice, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves.
  • In a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add pumpkin, honey and beat well.
  • Add flour mixture to liquid ingredients. Beat on low speed until well mixed, scraping down sides of bowl with rubber spatula.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate about 2 hours, or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 175°C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place dough on floured surface. With floured rolling pin, roll out dough 6mm thick (or if you like thicker).
  • With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. With spatula, carefully place cookies on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake until edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove cookies to wire racks to cool for about 5 minutes. If you want to frost, do it while cookies are still warm.
  • Enjoy!

Source: Gifts from the Christmas Kitchen. Woman’s Day Special Interest Series (1994)

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