They ended up being super tasty (yep, even I liked them) and a huge hit with Ethan, so I decided to make them again this year, for Halloween. My family was visiting for the weekend, so I had a special helper, my nephew, Jacob, help me make them this time!
We gathered all of our ingredients....
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups (1 can) canned pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Then we started following the directions...
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth. Add the pumpkin, vanilla, and egg and beat until combined.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar and butter and beat on medium-low speed until fully incorporated.
- Spoon heaping tablespoons of the mixture 2 inches apart onto parchment- or foil-lined baking sheets. Bake until puffed and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
Jacob was such a good helper! I measured the ingredients for him, then he added everything to the mixer for me. :)
As you can see, the finished product was excellent!
Jacob was very proud of how well he did and he really, really liked the cookies too! :)
To complete our pumpkin weekend, I made the kids some orange, Jack-o-lantern pancakes on Halloween morning. Yum, yum!! :)