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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Cookies

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Christmas Cookies - Royal Icing (left), Egg-Free Icing (right)
Merry Christmas everyone! I made two batches of vanilla sugar cookies for Christmas - 10 dozen cookies! I was very busy this week. I made 3 dozen for my nephew's daycare, and the rest were gifts for my family. I used two different icings, one egg-free for the daycare since some children may be allergic to raw egg whites, and my go to royal icing recipe from Joy of Baking for the remaining 7 dozen cookies. After years of making this cookie recipe, it is my favorite one from Sweetopia. You may substitute vanilla for almond, coconut, lemon, orange or any other extract you like. If you use almond or coconut extract, just 1 teaspoon is all you need. A little goes a long way. If you use more, you will overpower the taste of the cookie. The only change to the recipe is the addition of 1 tablespoon of milk. See cookie recipe and the two icing recipes below. The photos below highlight only some of the cookies I baked.

Yield: 5 Dozen Cookies

Santa Belt, Mrs. Claus' Dress, Santa Sleigh and Snow Globes

Ingredients
5 cups King Arthur All Purpose Flour

2 cups Granulated Sugar

1 teaspoon Coarse Salt

2 cups Unsalted Butter, softened

1 tablespoon Milk

2 XL Eggs

3 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions
Whisk together flour and salt; set aside.

Cream butter and sugar in a hand held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment on low; 1-2 minutes. Do not overmix.

Scrape sides of bowl with spatula and mix for a 10 seconds.

Melted Snowmen and Snowmen
Add eggs one at a time, mix until incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl and mix for 5 seconds.

Add milk and vanilla extract, and mix on low until incorporated, about 20-25 seconds.

With mixer on low speed, slowly add flour mixture and incorporate. The dough is ready when it begins to clump around paddle attachment.

Snowflakes
Cut in half and roll dough into 2 balls, cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.

Take half of the dough leaving unused dough covered with plastic wrap in fridge until ready to use.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stars
Use two sheets of parchment paper with dough in between and roll with rolling pin until desired thickness is reached.

Dip cutters in flour, shake off excess, and make shapes.

Place onto cookies sheets lined with parchment paper, and put in freezer for 10 minutes. The cookies hold their shape when you do this.

Reindeer, Mittens, Santa Hats and Stockings
Bake 12-15 minutes or until the edges have slightly browned. My cookies baked in 13 minutes.

Wait 2-3 minutes before transferring cookies on cooling racks to complete cooling.

Decorate once cookies have cooled completely.

Large Batch Royal Icing
Ingredients
8 Egg Whites

8 teaspoons Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed

12 cups Powdered/Confectioners' Sugar, sifted

1 tablespoon Clear Vanilla Extract

Reindeer, Gnome, Nutcracker

Directions
In a large bowl, sift powdered sugar, set aside.

In a bowl, add egg whites.

In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and lemon juice.

Transfer to stand or hand held mixer with paddle attachment and mix on high for 1-2 minutes.

Add vanilla extract and mix for 5-10 seconds.

With mixer speed on low, slowly add sifted sugar and beat on low until smooth.

If needed, you may add 1 teaspoon of water at a time until you reach the right consistency. Watch the Joy of Baking (link at the end) video for both Flooding Consistency and Piping Consistency Royal Icing. If you prefer a recipe using Meringue Powder, it is also available at this link.

Trees
Egg-Free Icing (Double recipe if you have more than 40 cookies)
5 cups Powdered/Confectioners' Sugar, sifted

1/2 cup Whole Milk + 1 tablespoon extra (for flooding cookies)

1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup

2 teaspoons Clear Vanilla Extract

Candy Cane, Gingerbread Boys, Holly

Directions
In a large bowl, sift powdered sugar; set aside.

Using stand or hand held mixer with paddle attachment on medium-high speed, combine sugar and 1/4 cup of milk and mix for 1-2 minutes until smooth.

Add remaining 1/4 cup of milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you need. (I made one batch for the borders, and 1 batch to fill the cookies). For filling the cookies, I added 1 extra tablespoon of milk.

Add corn syrup, vanilla extract and mix for 10 seconds.

Note: The corn syrup gives the icing a lovely shine.

Ornaments
For both icing recipes, I separated the icing in plastic containers with lids according to how many different colors needed for tinting.

I used AmeriColor Soft Gel Paste Food Color in various colors. Use 1-2 drops at a time until you have the color you need.

Keep the containers covered until you are ready to color.

I transferred the icing immediately into squeeze bottles using a small funnel to prevent spilling.

If the royal icing hardens due to exposure to air, use a spray bottle and spray a little bit of water and shake bottle well holding the tip with your finger. Test the icing consistency on a paper towel before decorating the cookie.

This time, I did not need to do this since I kept the icing covered when not in use.

I outlined the cookies, and waited 1/2 hour and then filled them.

Use a paintbrush or cookie stick to reach edges, and use tip of cookie stick or a toothpick to pop any air bubbles.

Add sprinkles, confetti, sugar pearls, silver dragees, etc... over wet icing.

Cookie Tins, Custom Two Frys Gift Tags (Allen's)
For the nutcraker and ugly sweater cookies, I used AmeriColor Gourmet Writer Food Decorating Pens (Certified U.S. food grade).

Let cookies dry overnight. This is essential so the icing does not stick together when you stack them or place in cookie tins for gifts.

If you are baking and it is humid, you may need more time for the cookies to dry.

For further information:
Please visit, Sweetopia for the Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe:
http://sweetopia.net/2009/12/sugar-cookie-recipe/

Please visit, Joy of Baking for the Royal Icing Recipe and Video Tutorial:
http://www.joyofbaking.com/RoyalIcing.html

Please visit, The Slow Roasted Italian for the Egg-Free Icing Recipe:
http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/12/best-tasting-sugar-cookie-icing-recipe.html

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread Cookies
This recipe is great for making gingerbread boys and girls. The molasses give the cookie a rich flavor and dark color, and the combination of spices is perfect. The aromas while the cookies bake is heavenly! The cookies are chewy and taste amazing. I bought three sets of cookie cutters from Tovolo: Ginger Girls, Ginger Boys, and Winter Wonderland to use with this recipe. I purchased Wilton Icing Decorations with small gingerbread boys for the round cookies. To decorate, I used confetti, sugar pearls, and silver dragees, flower decorations, etc... For the 2 different icing recipes (one egg-free), see my post Christmas Cookies above. I found the recipe via Pinterest on the King Arthur Flour website. See below.

Yield: About 2 1/2 - 3 Dozen Cookies 

Gingerbread Boys and Girls

Ingredients
3 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Coarse Salt

2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

2 teaspoons Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice

3/4 cup Unsalted Butter

3/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed

3/4 cup Molasses

1 XL Egg

Gingerbread Cookies

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, ginger and allspice; set aside.

In a saucepan on low heat, melt butter, and then with a spatula stir in the brown sugar, molasses, and spice mixture.

Transfer to a large bowl and let cool completely, and then beat in egg. Make sure this has cooled all the way. If not, you will scramble the egg.

Add flour mixture to molasses mixture, and combine with a spatula, and work until it forms dough. You may also use your hands if you prefer.

Divide dough in half, cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Tovolo Winter Wonderland Cookies

Heat oven to 350°F.

Roll out dough in between two sheets of parchment paper to prevent the dough from sticking to rolling pin.

Dip cutters into a little flour, and shake off excess. Use a small brush once you have the cut shapes on baking sheets to remove the flour.

Cut out shapes and place on baking sheets and freeze for 10 minutes so they cookies hold their shape as they bake.

Bake for 8-12 minutes until they feel firm. My cookies baked in 10 minutes.

Wait 2-3 minutes and then ransfer to wire racks to cool.

Decorate with icing and sprinkles, sugar pearls, etc...

For the Gingerbread Cookies recipe, please visit King Arthur Flour:
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/gingerbread-cookies-recipe

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Spritz Spritzgebäck Cookies

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Spritz Cookies
All the cookies I baked minus the ones I ate warm ;)
Spritz (Spritzgebäck) Cookies are one of the most popular holiday cookies for this time of year, and one of my favorite recipes to bake and eat. They make fabulous gifts and are so pretty. These buttery delights originate from the German word "spritzen", which means to squirt or spray. The cookies are made using a cookie press or pastry bag fitted with desired tip. The texture of the cookies are a little crisp when you bite into them and tender inside. I used my Cuisinart Electric Cookie Press and using one allows you to create cookies in different shapes. The cookie shapes hold well, but it is important not to chill the dough. Cookies should be placed on an ungreased baking sheet. The butter ensures the cookies do not stick to the sheet. I used sugar pearls in blue, white, and silver; blue and white snowflakes; colored sugars in silver, white, red, green, lime green, blue, pink, orange and gold. If you wish, you can tint the dough in different colors, and green would be great for the trees and wreaths, and red for the hearts. I opted to keep this recipe in the more traditional sense, and not tint any of the dough. This recipe is also made with finely ground nuts like hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, etc... If you want to change the flavor profile, you can substitute the pure vanilla extract to almond, coconut, anise, orange, or lemon extract. Instead of using granulated sugar I opted for vanilla sugar to increase the vanilla flavor. I have baked these cookies for years, and this one recipe from tweaking it, is the best Spritz one I have made. If there is only one cookie you decide to make this holiday, this one is it! Recipe below.

Spritz Cookies

Yield: 6 Dozen 1 1/2 Inch Cookies

Ingredients
1 Extra Large Egg

1 tablespoon Heavy Cream

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter, softened

1 cup Vanilla Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

3 1/2 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

Colored Sugars and Sprinkles of your choice

Pretty Spritz Cookies

Directions
Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, whisk egg, heavy cream, and vanilla extract until combined; set aside.

In a bowl of your mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter, vanilla sugar and salt on medium high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

Scrape down bowl with spatula.

With mixer on medium speed, add egg mixture and beat until incorporated, about 30 seconds.

With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour and beat until combined.

Scrape down bowl with spatula and give a final stir to make sure no flour pockets remain.

Close-ups of Spritz Cookies

Dough will be soft, but do not refrigerate.

Fit your cookie press with desired disk to form cookies or pastry bag with desired tip.

Press onto ungreased baking sheet, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Decorate with colored sugars and sprinkles.

Bake until cookies are light golden brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. My cookies baked in 10 minutes.

Cool cookie sheets completely before you press more cookies on it. I stick the cookie sheets in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Cool baked cookies for about 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack and cool completely, about 1 hour.

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

Friday, December 16, 2016

Vanillekipferl Vanilla Crescent Cookies

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Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies)
I found this cookie recipe about a year ago on Pinterest after the holidays and added them to my list of cookies to bake this year. Vanillekipferl is a popular cookie from Vienna, Austria enjoyed during the Christmas holiday. The cookies are truly amazing in taste and texture. They are buttery and loaded with vanilla flavor. The cookies smell so good and when they are baking, the vanilla permeates the kitchen in a most delightful way. The blog Li'l Vienna explains "the expression Kipfe(r)l refers to anything crescent-shaped, but only in terms of pastry and baking."  This recipe takes a little work, since you make your own almond meal and you have to shape each piece of dough into a crescent shape, but it is well worth the effort. You dip each cookie into a vanilla sugar mixture while it is warm so it sticks on the cookie. If you cannot find vanilla sugar, I provide a recipe to make it yourself. This recipe adapted from Li'l Vienna. See below.

Yield: 3 1/2 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Coarse Salt

2/3 cup Vanilla Sugar

1 1/3 cup Ground Almonds (I used blanched slivered Almonds)

14 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, cold and cut into cubes

2 XL Egg Yolks

2 tablespoons Whole Milk

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Vanillekipferl close-up

Sugar Mixture
6 tablespoons Confectioners'/Powdered Sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Sugar

Directions
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Take powdered sugar and combine with vanilla sugar; set aside. You will use this after you bake the cookies and while they are warm, you dip them into this sugar mixture to coat. The cookies have to be warm for the sugars to stick.

Place almonds in coffee grinder and grind until the almonds have reached a finely ground texture.

In a bowl, combine flour and salt and set aside in fridge to keep cool until ready to use.

Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside in fridge to keep cold until ready to use.

Almonds in grinder and almond meal

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract.

Add butter to flour mixture and with a pastry cutter (or your hands) work it until you reach small crumbs.

Add in vanilla sugar and ground almonds and mix until incorporated.

Add to egg mixture and combine until you form dough.

Knead with your hands for about 30 seconds.

Cut dough into quarters and cover with plastic wrap until ready to use.

Using one quarter of the dough at a time, divide it into small pieces and roll with your hands into 1/2 inch thick pieces and form a crescent shape. Pinch the edges slightly.

Butter in cubes, how dough should look when reaches crumbly texture and Vanilla Sugar I used
While you are forming the crescent shapes, heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place on baking sheets and freeze for 5 minutes.

Bake for 13-15 minutes, until edges are slightly golden.

Wait 2 minutes and then dip the top side into the vanilla sugar mixture. The sugar mixture will stick on the warm cookies.

Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Homemade Vanilla Sugar:
1 cup Granulated Sugar

1 Vanilla Bean

Place sugar in the bowl of a food processor.

Scrape vanilla bean using the back of a knife and add to bowl, and pulse until incorporated.

Make 1 day ahead or more, and store in an airtight container until you need it.

Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent Cookies) recipe adapted from Li'l Vienna:
http://www.lilvienna.com/austrian-vanilla-crescents-vanillekipferl/

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Blossoms

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Pumpkin Spice Blossoms
I saw this recipe on Pinterest a few months ago, and was hoping I would find the Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses and was so happy to purchase a bag last month at Target. I adapted the recipe from Hershey's Spice Blossoms (see link below), but added in my own touches by increasing the vanilla extract by 1/2 teaspoon, and adding a generous amount of pumpkin spice for a bold flavor profile. The trick to making sure the kisses do not melt when you press them gently into the cookie is to unwrap the kisses, and keep them in the freezer until you bake the cookies. These cookies are delightful, and the pumpkin spice kisses have a creamy white chocolate center that makes them a decadent treat. I recommend you bake this cookie for your holiday gifting! You'll be thrilled you baked them!

Yield: 2 1/2 Dozen Cookies 

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, softened

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

2 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

1 cup Pecans, finely chopped

30 Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses, unwrapped and frozen

Pumpkin Spice Blossoms cooling on wire racks

Directions
Heat oven to 350.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Unwrap 30 kisses and place in cookie sheet, cover and put in freezer until ready to use.

In bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves; set aside.

With your mixer on medium speed, cream butter, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth; about 2 minutes.

Turn mixer speed to low, and slowly add flour mixture and pecans and mix until combined, about 3 minutes.

Use tablespoon or ice cream scoop and form dough balls and place on lined baking sheets.

Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses - pumpkin spice with creamy white chocolate filling
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done. When you press on the cookie it should feel firm.

Remove from oven and flatten a little (and gently) with the back of a spatula.

Cool for 3 minutes and then gently press a pumpkin spice kiss into the center of the cookie. The cookie will crack along the edges a little more when you do this.

Put cookie sheet in freezer for 5 minutes so the kisses firm up and do not melt.

Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Hershey's Spice Blossoms Recipe, visit:
https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/en_US/recipes/96290/pumpkin-spice-blossoms.html

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
In the November issue of Food Network Magazine, I came across a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies and had to bake them. I increased the amount of pumpkin spice because I wanted the spices to really be the star of this cookie. The aroma while they baked was great from the spices and chocolate, and the cookies have a nice bite and are packed with flavor. The chips are Nestle Toll House Holiday Limited Edition Semi-Sweet Chocolate with Red and Green Colored Morsels. This is a special cookie and you should try it. Add 1 cup of chopped nuts if you desire. Recipe below. Happy Holidays!

Yield: 2 1/2 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

3/4 cup Granulated Sugar

3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar

1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled

2 XL Eggs

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips

Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in microwave or in a small sauce pan; set aside to cool.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the cooled melted butter, eggs, sugars, and vanilla extract.

Add flour mixture to egg mixture and combine with spatula.

Add chocolate chips and incorporate with spatula.

Once dough has formed, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 10 minutes.

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, form and place dough balls on baking sheets.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cookies are golden.

Wait 3 minutes and then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

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"Copycat" Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

Last year, I bought Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake and this recipe tastes just like it and with one bite, you will agree. I adapted the recipe from The Baking ChocolaTess, and reduced the granulated sugar, added ground ginger, and increased the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg to really bring out the spices. The smell from the aromatic spices while baking is divine. I had a warm slice with coffee, and the pumpkin and combination of spices are so yummy. I did not find it as dense as typical pound cakes are. You have to try this! See recipe below.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/3 cup Granulated Sugar

2/3 cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed

1/4 cup Whole Milk

3 Egg Whites

1 cup Canned Pumpkin

"Copycat" Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium bowl, using a spatula combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, milk, and egg whites well.

Add the canned pumpkin, and whisk until combined.

"Copycat" Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake - just taken out of the oven!
Slowly add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, and whisk until incorporated.

Pour the cake batter into the loaf pan.

Tap 3-4 times on the counter to remove any bubbles.

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan before removing for 15 minutes, and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

For the recipe, visit The Baking ChocolaTess:
http://www.thebakingchocolatess.com/copycat-starbucks-pumpkin-pound-cake/

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pumpkin Cookies

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Pumpkin Cookies - soft and yummy!
These tender cookies are like pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake rolled into one cookie. If you have an extra can of pumpkin in your pantry this is a great recipe to try, and is a perfect accompaniment with your favorite cup of tea or coffee. The aromas from the spices and the pumpkin are divine, and will have your kitchen smelling fantastic. The recipe is adapted from Honey & Butter. I increased the ground nutmeg, and added ground cloves for a more robust spice combination. I omitted the granulated sugar and increased the dark brown sugar from 1/2 to 2/3 cup, thus the sugar content was decreased a bit. You do not need to turn your mixer on, just have ready two bowls, a whisk and a spatula for this easy recipe that is packed with flavor. See recipe below.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Coarse Salt

1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves

2/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1 XL Egg

1 1/2 cups chilled Pumpkin Puree

1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Pumpkin Cookies - the perfect treat

Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves; set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk the dark brown sugar, and the vegetable oil until incorporated.

Add the pumpkin puree and combine with whisk.

Add the egg and vanilla extract, and whisk until incorporated.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and whisk until fully incorporated.

Use a small cookie scoop or a large spoon and drop a rounded tablespoon of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets.

Pumpkin Cookies

Place in freezer for 5 minutes before baking.

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes. My cookies baked in 14 minutes.

Cookies are ready when they start to crack on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

The cookies should be firm when touched.

After 2-3 minutes transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

For the recipe, visit Honey & Butter:
http://www.honeyandbutter.com/desserts/soft-pumpkin-cookies

-Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys