Fall In Love With This Dessert

When it comes to enjoying a variety of flavors and foods, there’s no better season to do that than fall. It’s the time of year when fall desserts are the star of the show, and pumpkin flavored everything comes out. And much like the leaves that change color, our palettes evolve in the fall, allowing us to explore new foods, new ingredients and new experiences when it comes to eating.

We at Western Mutual would love to share a holiday favorite recipe that’s perfect for this season; Pumpkin Sugar Cookies.

What you’ll need:

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour     1/2 tsp. salt

2 sticks softened butter       1 1/4 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. pumpkin puree           1 large egg

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract    1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

How to:

Preheat oven to 350° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter, sugar, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Scoop a tablespoon of cookie dough then roll in sugar. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.

Bake until cookies are lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

For the frosting mix 1 block of softened cream cheese, 2 cups powder sugar,  1tsp. vanilla extract and ¼ tsp. cinnamon. Mix thoroughly and spread atop each cookie to your desire.

For this recipe and others, visit www.delish.com

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