Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

OKAY PEOPLE!!!

One of my friends sent me this incredible recipe because she knows how much I LOVE sugar cookies and all things pumpkin... Since it's the first day of October and spooky season has officially arrived, I decided to share this recipe with all of you!

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INGREDIENTS

FOR THE COOKIES

2 1/4 c.all-purpose flour

1 tsp.baking soda

1 tsp.pumpkin pie spice 

1/2 tsp.kosher salt

1 c.(2 sticks) butter, softened 

1 1/4 c.granulated sugar, plus more for rolling

1/2 c.pumpkin puree 

1large egg

2 tsp.pure vanilla extract 

FOR THE FROSTING

1(8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened 

2 c.powdered sugar 

1 tsp.pure vanilla extract 

1/4 tsp.ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling

Pinch kosher salt 

DIRECTIONS

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Bake until cookies are lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely. 
  5. Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl, beat all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Frost the top of each cookie with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon. 

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Amazing right?! I can't wait to make these and have my home smelling of fall and my belly full of cookies! Enjoy!

Courtesy of Delish.

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