Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  3. 1/2 cup canned or fresh cooked pumpkin

  4. 1 tablespoon orange zest

  5. 1 egg yolk

  6. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  7. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  11. Pinch salt

  12. 20 wooden sticks (tongue depressors or popsicle sticks work best)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine with electric mixer the butter, brown sugar and orange zest. Add the pumpkin, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix.

  3. Gradually add the flour and spices. Mix with your hands to create a soft dough. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out each piece to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into pumpkin shapes with cookie cutters.

  5. Place on ungreased baking sheet and securely insert a wooden stick into the bottom half of each pumpkin cookie.

  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

  7. Decorate with favorite frosting.


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