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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sugar Cookies

Holiday cookies are a  great way to use pumpkin pie spice


     I received products from Pereg to facilitate this post.

 Thanksgiving is over and you probably have a bottle of pumpkin pie spice in your cabinet. Chances are that container of pumpkin pie spice will not be used again until next Thanksgiving when you make a pumpkin pie. That delicious pumpkin pie spice just needs to be used as the spices may not be fresh a year from now. So if you have a container of pumpkin pie spice in your pantry, you need to make some cookies with it. What else does one use that pumpkin pie spice for? 


 Pumpkin pie spice is such a flavorful spice that can be used for many recipes beyond pumpkin pie. It can be used like cinnamon in so many recipes. Think of pumpkin pie spice as a gourmet cinnamon spice. Pumpkin pice spice will give so many recipes a wonderful taste. The best way, of course, is to use it in a cup of coffee. So you can have pumpkin spice coffee year-round instead of just in the fall. Who says that pumpkin spice coffee can only be consumed in the fall? You enjoy cold brew coffee and ice coffee year-round so now with the help of pumpkin pie spice, you can enjoy a warm cup of pumpkin pie spice coffee any time that your heart desires. Since we are talking coffee, we need some pumpkin pie spice cookies to enjoy with our cup of coffee.

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  My favorite way to use pumpkin pie spice is in cookies. This spice adds a gourmet taste to sugar cookies. I love adding the spice to my sugar cookie cut-outs. The spice makes my holiday cookie cutter cookies taste so good. These are the cookies that I bring to all my Christmas cookie exchanges. I also love bringing my Lemon Frosted Rosemary Holiday Sugar Cookies to holiday cookie exchanges. This sugar cookie dough is the best for the cookies for Santa as they can be decorated with a delicious pumpkin pie spiced frosting, get that recipe and other ideas for how to use pumpkin pie spice further down in this post.



  I have a wonderful holiday sugar cookie recipe that uses pumpkin pie spice. This cookie has a wonderful taste of cinnamon and other spices that most associate with pumpkin but has no pumpkin taste in it. The cookie has hints of ginger, cloves and nutmeg it in. To me, the cookies taste like a light gingerbread cookie. So if you are a fan of gingerbread cookies, you are going to love these cookies. If gingerbread cookies are not your thing, you have to try these cookies as they are a less spicey version of those holiday cookies. You just have to make them in order to understand the delicious spice combination taste. These delicious buttery cookies can be enjoyed year-round. I told my husband that I will be making these cookies, instead of my regular sugar cookies, next Christmas.


          I love this AirBake® Nonstick Cookie Sheet! My cookies baked faster and did not burn. After I made these delicious cookies, I decided to see what other food items that I could enjoy pumpkin pie spice in as I did not want that wonderful bottle of spice to go to waste. Did you know that most spices lose their flavor after a year or so? So that pumpkin pie spice that you bought for Thanksgiving may not give your pumpkin pie the same great flavor next year. So use this delicious spice year-round. Here are some creative ways you can spice up your life with this intriguing mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cloves. If you love cinnamon on your food, you will love pumpkin pie spice.

 
Ideas for using pumpkin pie spice
                                       
+ Coat chunks of sweet potato or butternut squash before roasting
+  Mix it into pancake or waffle batter
+ Brew a good dash of it with your coffee
+ Add to oatmeal with some maple syrup
+ Sprinkle over yogurt
+ Sprinkle into warm tea
+ Stir into french toast batter
+ stir into the eggnog
+ Sprinkle into a latte
+ Add it to frosting
+ Add a teaspoon to coffee grounds before brewing


Holiday Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, make it vegan or dairy-free with vegan butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs or 2 egg substitutes
2 teaspoons Pure vanilla extract

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Then gradually beat in the flour mixture.
3. Divided the dough into thirds and wrap each piece in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for a least 2 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 350F
5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one piece of dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters and place them on ungreased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for ten minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Tip: These cookies can be frosted. I added a teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice to a container of cream cheese frosting and the taste was so delicious.

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Pumpkin pie spice would taste awesome in these cookie recipes
       Click on the yellow links below for the recipes

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What is your favorite holiday cookie?



42 comments:

  1. Seriously DROOLING. When I could eat cookies, I would HOOOVER cinnamon sugar cookies!! LIKE IT WAS MY JOB! Or maybe INTERNSHIP, because NO ONE had to pay me to eat those babies! LOL!

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  2. Yum these look awesome, the festive star shape is perfect for this time of year!

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  3. oh these sound amazing with a flair of cinnamon to touch the taste buds and make them dance thanks for sharing such a great recipe
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  4. Great recipe! We love baking cookies during this time of year! We're so going to try this! Thanks!

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  5. I always use regular baking sheet and sometimes my cookies get burned easily but I would love to try airbake nonstick cookie sheet sounds like easy way to bake cookie! I would love to try cinnamon spiced sugar cookie hose looks yummy and perfect for holidays!

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    1. I usually use silicone sheets on my baking sheets to keep my cookies from burning but this airbake sheet did so much better.

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    2. Try parchment paper. I use it whenever I bake cookies and they turn out perfect.

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  6. I would love to partner that with my hot cocoa. Its not too hard to make I guess. My love ones would love this.

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  7. Yesss cookie recipe. Lol. This would be great for the holiday. It's the season to cheat a bit on diets

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  8. My kids always ask for sugar cookies every holiday. They would love a recipe with cinnamon in it. Yum!

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  9. My mouth is watering just by looking at the photos of your Holiday Cinnamon Spiced Sugar Cookies! Love the recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  10. These sounds so delicious and easy to make. I might just add them to my table this year

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  11. Yum! I love sugar cookies. We bake every year for the holidays for our family and friends.

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  12. wow we love to make sugar cookies but I have never thought to try pumpkin flavored!

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  13. I am sure I would love these. I am all about pumpkin stuff. I can't wait to try them out. I love cookies.

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  14. What a great idea! I like these cookies, original and really yummy!

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  15. OMG these pumpkin pie cookies sound like heaven. I've never tried them before but am willing to give this a try. I need to try and find some pumpkin spice.

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  16. I've been meaning to make sugar cookies this year! I'll have to try it out.

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  17. Pumpkin cookies that are also sugar cookies? Can I get an AMEN? This is an awesome recipe that I look forward to making!

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  18. Yummy! These cookies look like they are super delicious! I love sugar cookies and the fact that these are spiced.

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  19. I'm all about pumpkin spice! I haven't tried to make cookies yet, but that's next on my list!

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  20. Easy recipes are great for Holiday cookies. I need to decide what I am baking for cookie exchange this year.

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  21. These sound really good. I've never tried pumpkin pie spice cookies before. I will have to give them a try soon.

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  22. Love the cookies! Any type of cookie si my thing and I will eat them all. Can't wait to try these out

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  23. Oh man these cookies look so good! I love Pumpkin Spice and this looks like a fun and easy recipe!

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  24. Toni | Boulder LocavoreOctober 29, 2019 at 2:16 AM

    These are perfect holiday cookies!! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  25. These are so cute! And I love how easy they are to make!

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  26. Sugar cookies are our family's favorite! I am glad to try them in this version!

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  27. My sister and I bake cookies (Actually she does more of the work) during this time of year and we make big batches of different cookies. We put them in pretty packages and give them as gifts to friends, neighbors and co-workers. I will include this cinnamon spiced sugar cookies in our list!

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  28. Mmm those sound so yummy, I love pumpkin! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  29. These cookies sound so delicious! I would love to taste them.

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  30. When I think about spice is losing their flavor after year and then I look at the containers I got in college it makes me gag a little.

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  31. What an awesome recipe! We love baking cookies during the holidays! We can't wait to try your recipe!

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  32. What a great list of ways to make and eat sugar cinnamon spiced sugar cookies. They look really easy and simple to make for anyone at any skill level.

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  33. I never thought about using pumpkin spice in sugar cookies. It's such a great idea to add a little richness to a sweet cookies.

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  34. I want them all and I want them now. I love pumpkin spice so much and these cookies looks so delicious.

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  35. Those cookies looks quite delicious! I love how there is a pinch of cinnamon taste and it's easy to make too.

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  36. I think the Pumpkin spice cookies and iced coffee are a perfect match for deliciousness. I also feel this recipe could be a cookie decorating fun activity for the family!

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  37. These sound SO yummy! I LOVE pumpkin spice!

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  38. I love sugar cookies and I love them more when flavored with Holiday spice! Thanks for the recipe.

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  39. These look so yummy! I wanna make them, too! :) Seems so easy to make so I will try making them for the kids..

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  40. Looks so delicious. Will have to try this soon!

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