Charlotte’s Favorite Pumpkin Roll-Out Cookies

For my daughter’s third birthday, we celebrated with her friends from her Montessori school classroom.

I really wanted to incorporate Charlotte’s new found love of cooking into her goody bags. So, after much trial and error hahaha, we FINALLY found a recipe she liked! (My daughter, you guys, is one tough critic.)

What I liked about making these cookies was how easy this recipe was to follow! I found that by really letting the dough cool in the refrigerator, it was easier for my daughter to manipulate.

I also realized that by flouring my rolling pin, the dough didn’t stick to it!

Here is where we found the original recipe.

I hope you can enjoy these cookies as much as we did!

Charlotte’s Favorite Pumpkin Roll-Out Cookies

4 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann of Allrecipes Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 1/4 cups flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons sugar* optional

  • 1 pinch salt

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and orange zest. Stir in the pumpkin. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, sugar* and salt; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Decorate with frosting or candy.

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One Comment

  1. allisonwolfe2

    Hello! I completely understand! Cooking is something that is new to me too. (And honestly- it can be scary and overwhelming at times!) With this blog, I hope that we can learn together and see that cooking is something anyone can do! Please stay tuned- there is more coming very soon!

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