Fun With Pumpkin Desserts
When I posted about roasting my massive pumpkin, I asked for recipe suggestions. Superfantastic Lori lived up to her name and gave me a recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles. I had never in my life thought of doctoring up a snickerdoodle with pureed orange vegetables, but I’ll be darned, it’s lovely.
Being me, though, I can’t just make a recipe as-is. Oh no. I tweaked, adjusted and modified until I got them exactly where I wanted them. Here’s what I came up with.
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour|
|Total time||1 hour, 15 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable|
|Website||A Bitchin' Kitchen|
- 3.75 cups All-purpose flour
- 1.5 teaspoons Baking powder
- .5 teaspoon Salt
- 2.5 teaspoons Cinnamon (ground, divided)
- .5 teaspoon Nutmeg (ground, divided)
- .25 teaspoon Ginger (ground)
- 1 cup Unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- 1.5 cups Sugar (divided)
- .5 cup Dark brown sugar
- 1 cup Pumpkin puree
- 1 Egg
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- .25 cup Turbinado sugar
Don't let the dough get warm; return to the fridge between batches, or else it gets sticky and hard to work with.
|In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, .5 teaspoon of cinnamon and .25 teaspoon of nutmeg. Whisk to blend, and set aside.|
|In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter, 1 cup sugar and .5 cups brown sugar until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add pumpkin. Add egg and vanilla until combined. Do not overmix.|
|Gradually add the dry ingredients until combined. Refrigerate dough for at least one hour, until firm.|
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.|
|In a small bowl, mix together the remaining .5 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, .25 teaspoons nutmeg, ground ginger and allspice. You'll roll the dough balls in this mixture.|
|Using a scoop or spoon, measure out golf balls of dough. Roll in your hands, "like Play-Doh" as the Assistant describes it. Once the balls are smooth, roll them in the sugar mixture. Place two inches apart on the cookie sheet.|
|Using the flat bottom of a glass, press the dough balls into little pancakes. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.|
|Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes, and then finish cooling on a wire rack.|
“I could eat about 200 of these!” the Tiny Kitchen Assistant declared. Yet he graciously and generously packed a bag of them to deliver to a friend’s mom. “It’s her birthday. I want to do something nice for her!”
The husband liked them, but we’re running perilously close to pumpkin overload at our house. I think he’d like them much better in January when we’re less inundated with pumpkin and spice.