CLAIRE PLYMALE | STAFF WRITER
If you’re throwing a Halloween party and want to impress your guests with something delicious, keep reading. Here is a recipe from Pinterest that creates the most delectable cookies you’ve ever had.
Ѽ Cookie Ingredients:
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated if possible
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2/3 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (best quality available)
1/4 cup (canned) pumpkin puree
In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, and spices. Stir with a whisk to combine.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add both sugars and beat until fully combined and fluffy.
Add egg, vanilla pumpkin and beat to combine.
Scrap down the sides of your bowl with a spatula.
While the mixer is running on low, add the flour mixture, slowly.
Mix until all of the flour is incorporated, and the mixture begins to ball up and pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Dump out the dough onto a clean work surface, knead in any extra bits of flour or dough, and divide the dough into two large balls. Place balls of dough in a plastic bag (or plastic wrap) flatten dough into large disks and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
When the dough has chilled, roll out onto the lightly floured surface and cut out desired shapes.
Bake cookies in a pre-heated, 350*F oven, on ungreased baking sheets 9-11 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.
Ѽ Frosting Ingredients:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
Ѽ Frosting Directions:
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and mix until creamy and well combined.
Mix in the powdered sugar until the icing is the proper consistency.