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Now, on to the Pumpkin Gingersnaps.
Oh.My.Stars! I can't even tell you how fabulous these cookies are. They will for sure be gracing my cookie swap I have with my Bible study group, as well as some holiday get togethers.
Soft and Chewy? YES!
Just the right amount of spice and sugar? YES!
Vanish quickly? MOST DEFINITELY!
I already have a recipe for gingersnaps from a cookbook, but it is being replaced by this one.
Pumpkin Gingersnaps (adapted from PixelatedCrumtb)
**Note: Allow refrigeration time when baking these. The colder/harder the dough is, the easier it is to work with. I actually refrigerated mine overnight. **
*1/2 cup softened butter
*1 cup granulated sugar
*1/2 cup canned pumpkin
*1/4 cup dark molasses
*1 large egg
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
*2 teaspoons baking soda
*2 teaspoons cinnamon
*1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
*1 teaspoon ground cloves
*1/2 teaspoon salt
1. In a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Then, add the pumpkin, egg, molasses, and vanilla. Continue mixing until it is combined well.
2. Next, in a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt. Add this to the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until well combined.
3. Refrigerate the dough for about 2 hours, or overnight.
4. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Put 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl-you'll use this to coat the cookies before baking.
5. Roll the cookies into 1 inch balls. Coat them well with sugar, and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. When you take them out, they'll still be soft. Let them cool in the baking sheet for about 2 minutes. Continue cooling on a wire rack.
Quote from the husband when he came home from work, "I better not start eating those, because I can't stop."