Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ginger Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe from Deceptively Delicious

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (solid pack pumpkin in a can), room temperature
1/3 cup of molasses
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350°.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, spices, salt and baking soda. In a large mixing bowl, beat the margarine spread, sugar, egg and pumpkin until smooth and fluffy. Add the molasses. Slowly, add the dry ingredients to form a smooth, soft dough.

Prepare the topping by mixing the cinnamon and sugar together into a small bowl.

Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. With a teaspoon or your fingers, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping over each cookie before baking.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. For crispier cookies, bake a little longer.

Cool on wire racks.