When one is starting a job hunt and in the room with a group of people who could potentially help one get a job, one is on her best behavior. And when one hears the group likes cookies, it's probably a good idea to make cookies. So that is what I did! I have had pumpkin spice chips for awhile and was contemplating how to best use them.
Snickerdoodles seemed like the right choice for the chips. They are soft and accepting of chips and have complimentary flavors. Needless to say, they were the right choice! The cookies are soft, tender, and chewy. It's almost like a little pumpkin pie in your hand. An addition of nutmeg emphasizes the pumpkin flavor and the chips make the cookies that much better. Scoop up a bag before they disappear!
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
Adapted from Snickerdoodles
Yields - 21 2-tablespoon cookies
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar + 1/4 cup
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 3 teaspoons
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg + 1/4 teaspoon
- 1 cup pumpkin spice baking chips
Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Beat together the shortening and 3/4 cup sugar until well combined. Add in the egg and vanilla, beat again.
Add in the flour, cream of tartar, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix until just combined. Fold in the pumpkin spice baking chips.
Mix together the remaining sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
Scoop 2-tablespoon balls of dough and roll in the cinnamon-nutmeg-sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Press 3 baking chips in the top of each cookie.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they lightly brown. Do NOT over bake!
Transfer to a cooling rack, they will appear soft, just be gentle.
I’m sharing this recipe with the #FillTheCookieJar group this month.
Each month the #FillTheCookieJar group shares our cookie creations. If you enjoy baking and would like to bake with the group each month contact Cynthia at Feeding Big.