It’s that time of year: time for all things pumpkin spice! It seems like the festivities start as early as summer these days but like an Ewok hunting net, pumpkin spice has a way of luring you into making flavorful fall treats.
Baked full of warm pumpkin and spices, these snacks are ideal for enjoying the sweet sounds of celebration on the Forest Moon of Endor.
Pumpkin Spice Ewoks
What You’ll Need:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Step 1: In a bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
Step 3: Add the pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla.
Step 4: Slowly add in the dry ingredients just until the dough comes together.
Step 5: Split the dough into two and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until you are ready to use.
Step 6: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with parchment or silpats.
Step 7: Roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch thick. Use the cutter to cut and press the shapes. Transfer to the prepped baking sheets.
Step 8: Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack.
Step 9: Use a #4 tip and black icing to create the eyes. With the brown icing add the nose and mouth details. Use the white icing to create the eye details and secure the pink heart sprinkles for the tongues.
Step 10: When the icing is dry the cookies are ready to serve.