Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Week Day #2

Viv's day and we have a bunch of new sprinkles so she wanted to make cut-out cookies to decorate. We found a recipe for pumpkin cut out cookies. We had another guest baker today. Darth Vader stopped by for a few moments.

The Egg Queen again separating eggs.

Playing army with the pumpkin cookie cutters while the dough chills.

Cutting them out (this dough was beautiful to roll out)


Pumpkin Roll-Out Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch salt

1. 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, and salt; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. 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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