Pumpkin cutout cookies
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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
Yields: 40 cookies
Calories: 52 kcal / cookie
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
- 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.
Source: Gifts from the Christmas Kitchen. Woman’s Day Special Interest Series (1994)
I put a star on this recipe long time ago in Google Reader, but only Tasty weeks encouraged me to try to make my first candy 🙂 They were delicious – disappeared in a few minutes (maybe because I make only a quarter the recipe). Nice! 🙂 Tomorrow I have to look for another candy recipe. And meanwhile I can say that these candies are like kozinaki with a mild flavour of honey. And they are not very hard (in a fridge they became crunchy).
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