Thursday, October 4, 2012

Autumn Treats

Autumn in New England is beautiful - the fall foliage, the crisp days and.... the pumpkins! Today I am sharing with you my illustration "Autumn Treats" and a delicious recipe for Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies.YUM!
Thanks for your visit and have a great week.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies (makes aprox. 3 dozen)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup of wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt

In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and orange zest. Stir in the pumpkin. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt; stir into the pumpkin dough mixture. Chill dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Use cookies cutters ( I recommend a pumpkin shape) to cut out and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool and then decorate with royal frosting.

NOTE: I like to combine flours, but you can use all-purpose flour for the entire recipe if you don't have wheat flour. Pumpkin pie spice can also be used in place of the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.


Heather said...

looks yummy! I will have to try! thanks for sharing

Lisa M Griffin said...

Your welcome Heather. Thanks for your visit and have a great week. :)

Diana Evans said...

oh what a super sweet piece and the cookies sound super yummy Lisa!!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!!!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Thanks Diana, they are really yummy... especially with a royal icing to top it off. ;)

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Lisa~ Your illustrations are all beautiful...this one is just darling, and these cookies sound totally yummy! I love the mice in the post below! xo Paulette

Lisa M Griffin said...

Thanks for your visit and comments. Have a great weekend. :)