soft baked pumpkin spice cookies

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cookies make everything better, and these soft baked pumpkin spice cookies are just what the doctor ordered

soft baked pumpkin spice cookies

We may not be able to agree on issues of politics, but one thing we can all agree on …cookies. When all else fails a day spent baking and eating cookies is a day well spent.  It is certainly better than spending a day listening to all the hate being spread around the internet today.

soft baked pumpkin spice cookies

It was wishful thinking that it would end after the election. I shouldn’t be, but I am shocked by how hurtful people can be to those that don’t agree with them.  It’s just so sad, that we can preach tolerance, but cannot show it to others. We preach love thy neighbor, but today it is love thy neighbor only if they share our same beliefs.

I’m not sure how we move forward from  here. But I do know that I will practice what I preach; our kids are watching, following our lead. I also know that even though Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, I’m spending my day listening to Christmas music and baking cookies. It is simply impossible to feel sad when making cookies listening to Christmas music.

A leftover can of pumpkin led me to these soft baked pumpkin spice cookies. Soft, sweet, with a hint of cinnamon, these cookies make the rest of the world go away, at least for an afternoon.

soft baked pumpkin spice cookies

soft baked pumpkin spice cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • topping -
  • 2 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • preaheat oven to 350 degrees
  • line baking sheet with parchment or silpat mats
  • combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices
  • cream butter with sugars
  • blend in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla
  • gradually beat in the flour
  • drop dough by tablespoon, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
  • bake 8 - 10 minutes
  • cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before moving to a rack to complete cooling

so today unplug, grab your kids, a cup of coffee or glass of milk, and a tall stack of soft baked pumpkin spice cookies

in the wise words of former first lady Barbara Bush

“Your success as family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

love each other and enjoy!

soft baked pumpkin spice cookies