Christmas Treats Extravaganza!

This will be the first of a few posts on various holiday treats I’m working on. Christmas is like, two weeks away and I am just a bit sorry that I’ve waited this long to get my treat boxes done (mostly because I do not trust the postal service around these parts). Hopefully everything goes out like it’s supposed to and on time because the treats I’ve made so far are pretty damn tasty. Anyway, less talk, more cookies!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles 
recipe from For the Love of Cooking

You Need:

1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger

Topping:
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch nutmeg

Heat the oven to 350. Cream the butter until fluffy. Add in the sugar and egg and beat together. Add in the pumpkin and vanilla and combine. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Add this into your wet ingredients and mix together carefully. In a separate bowl or plate, combine all the topping ingredients and set aside.

Line baking sheets with parchment. Scoop out smallish balls of dough – it’s too sticky to roll them into balls by hand so I just scooped some with a spoon and dropped that ball of dough with another spoon into the bowl with the cinnamon-sugar topping. Roll the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar and place on the baking sheets about 1-2 inches apart. Bake for about 9 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Move to cooling racks and let cool completely.

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