Boo-ti-Full!

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Oh, Pumpkin.
How I adore you.
Alone or with another.
Whether accompanying cookies or bread.
Your brilliant orange.
Your mellow flavor.
Melt in my contented little mouth.
It is a very
Happy Halloween,
indeed.

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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
with Caramel-Kissed Buttercream
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1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp pure maple syrup (optional)
1 T. cinnamon
1 t. allspice
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. ginger
1/2 t. cloves

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Cream butter, sugar & egg until flufferoni.
Add remaining ingredients, then mix until fully incorporated.
Turn onto a flour surface and knead until dough is soft and not-too sticky. Roll 1/2 inch thick, then cut out desired shapes.
Bake 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes,
until edges are just browned.

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For Caramel Buttercream:
1/2 c. butter
1 cup brown sugar
Place in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar is fully melted and mixture begins to boil. Stir and allow to boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat, and immediately mix
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 T. milk or cream
1/2 t. vanilla
Into the caramel sauce with an electric beater until light and fluffy. Beat an additional 1/4 c. butter in just before spreading on cookies.

Rock out to the Pumpkin Beat!

and don’t miss the
~Adorable & Scrumptious~
PUMPKIN SPICE POPCORN
{perfect for Halloween AND Thanksgiving!}
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9 Responses to “Boo-ti-Full!”

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    littleeverydaythings on October 31, 2008 at 7:32 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh I want one of these cookies right now! They look delicious. They are so cute and creative too. What a great idea to use a pecan for the pumpkin stem. I enjoyed your blog and will be back :)
    If I beg will you send me a cookie? Just kidding!

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    ConversationsWithACupcake on October 31, 2008 at 9:50 pm Reply

    LittleEverydayThings: I would SO send you a cookie. Alas, I ate them all for breakfast. lunch. dinner. I tried to run the next day and got a liverache. I suppose pounds of cookies creamed with butter and sugar are not good for my body, no matter how much pumpkin lies therein.

    THANKS for your post! I’m so glad to find your blog, too!

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    Kimberly on November 1, 2008 at 2:19 am Reply

    Mmmm, they look tasty. I want one! As if I need any more sweets in our house!

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    Becky on November 1, 2008 at 10:49 am Reply

    Ooohh, those look so yummy, thanks for sharing the love!

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    Tiffany on November 1, 2008 at 11:42 am Reply

    Great post!

    What would Halloween be without adorable treats!

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    Hairline Fracture on November 1, 2008 at 2:14 pm Reply

    Even though it’s not Halloween anymore, I can still make these since pumpkin is for fall in general, right? Right? Please say yes!

    (I’m going to make them.)

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    Jen on November 1, 2008 at 6:54 pm Reply

    I have two words, YUM-EE!

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    Tranquility on November 1, 2008 at 11:24 pm Reply

    Oh – these look SO GOOD. My mouth is watering!

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    Mmmm...Tastes Good on November 2, 2008 at 5:46 pm Reply

    These cookies look amazing! I love the name of your blog!!!

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