Who doesn’t love baking with pumpkin?! My boys love everything from pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds to these delicious salted caramel pumpkin pie cookies. I love to get them involved in baking with me. It’s a perfect time to bond with your child and sharpen their math skills too. I think it’s a 1-1 ratio of cookie dough in the mouth to what ends up in the oven:) This spells success to me.
I made this recipe twice as the first recipe did not have enough pumpkin pie spice added to them. These cookies are soft, sweet and a little messy to eat (hello, caramel)! Don’t expect these to be hard and crumbly but they melt in your mouth with a sweet spiced up finish. Don’t skimp out on the sea salt, it’s really what brings this cookie together. These cookies are pumpkin perfection.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1/2 a cup of butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar tightly packed
3/4 of a can of pumpkin puree ( not pumpkin pie filling )
Two teaspoons vanilla extract
Two teaspoons of baking powder
Two teaspoons of baking soda
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch
Two teaspoons of cinnamon
One tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 a cup of Salted Caramel Sauce
Sea Salt for the top
How to Make the Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
I use a Kitchen Aid mixer to mix my butter and my two sugars, until nice and creamy. Add in your egg and mix, then add in your pumpkin and vanilla and mix until well combined.
In a separate bowl mix together your dry ingredients. Flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, cornstarch, and salt.
On low speed, mix your dry and wet ingredients adding a little at a time until they are well mixed. Don’t over mix. Now it is time to pour in your Caramel. Just fold it in a little, so it is just light swirled through the cookie batter.
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner. I like to use a cookie scoop to measure onto the cookie sheet keeping the batter 2″ apart. Sprinkle the top of the cookies generously with sea salt. Then into your preheated oven for 11-13 minutes.
When you store these cookies, keep them separated, or they will stick together.
Fold in the Caramel to look like this.
1 inch balls
I hope your whole family will enjoy this seasonal cookie.
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