|Autumn Cookies - Leaves and Acorns|
Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Clove
1/4 teaspoon Allspice
Add spices in a small bowl and combine with a small spatula or fork.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, softened
3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup Turbinado Sugar
3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Salt
3 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Extra Large Egg
1 tablespoon Milk
2 3/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
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Using a stand or hand held mixer with paddle attachment on medium speed, cream together butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy; about 3-4 minutes.
Add turbinado sugar and cream for 1 minute.
Add baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice; mix until incorporated.
Add egg and milk; beat well.
Add flour little by little, mixing until combined.
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The dough will be soft.
Roll dough into a ball, cover in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 365 degrees.
|I used Hodgson Whole Wheat Pastry Flour|
Transfer to baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Chill in freezer for 5 minutes. This will ensure cookies keep their shape.
Bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges have slightly browned.
Cool in baking sheets for 2-3 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.
Let cookies cool completely.
|Spices: Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Ginger, Allspice|
|Pumpkin Pie Spice|
2 Egg Whites
2 1/2 teaspoons Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
4 cups Confectioners Sugar, sifted
|Pumpkin Pie Spice dough|
|Pumpkin Spice dough wrapped and ready to go in fridge to chill|
In a medium size bowl, whisk together the egg whites and lemon juice.
Transfer to stand or hand held mixer with paddle attachment.
Slowly add sifted sugar and beat on low until smooth.
|Small Squeeze Bottles|
I did borders around each cookie and let dry for 1-2 hours.
|Piped borders on each cookie and let dry before flooding cookie|
Use a toothpick or cookie stick to reach edges and use tip of toothpick to pop any air bubbles.
Let dry for 5-6 hours or overnight.
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