Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Ginger Cookies

I love a good gingersnap. I don’t mind if it’s the hard kind or the chewy kind. I don’t discriminate against gingersnaps. I wanted to find a way to make gingersnaps more fall-ish, so I added pumpkin and came up with this recipe!

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Since I was too lazy to roll these in sugar before baking, they’re not technically gingersnaps, hence the name pumpkin spice ginger cookies.

They’re soft, chewy, and full of pumpkin goodness. They pair well with a warm mug of coffee or a glass of milk. I plan on making these part of my Thanksgiving dessert repertoire!

Ingredients
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, pumpkin pie spice and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine coconut oil and sugar. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add pumpkin, molasses, and vanilla extract and beat until all ingredients are combined.
4. Stir flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just blended.
5. Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place two inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are set but still slightly soft.
6. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removing from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes: I don’t recommend using blackstrap molasses. The dough can be refrigerated for up to two days.

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free)

Ah, the sugar cookie. It’s such a classic cookie.

I baked a lot of sugar cookies over the summer for my church’s annual Vacation Bible School. One woman at my church is “famous” for her sugar cookies that are served each year at VBS.  In June, she asked me to take over the sugar cookie baking, and I gladly accepted. She insisted that I use her sugar cookie recipe, and I was more than happy to! (more…)