Butter (softened) 1 cup
Sugar (granulated) 1/2 cup
Cinnamon (ground) 3/4 teaspoon
Nutmeg (ground) 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger (ground) 1/4 teaspoon
Canned pumpkin 1/3 cup
Egg (large) 1 number
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Flour (all-purpose) 2-3/4 cups
Baking powder 3/4 teaspoon
Nutmeg (ground) additional quantity

Method of Preparation

Heat the oven and bring the temperature to 400 F. Take a large bowl and add butter and beat till you get a creamy consistency. Add sugar and beat in. Now add spices and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl add egg, vanilla and pumpkin and mix thoroughly. Now add to this the flour and baking powder and stir well.

Now pour this flour mixture into the butter mixture duly stirring continuously as you pour so as to get a well-mixed dough. Using a cookie press, press out desired shapes and put over an ungreased baking sheet.

You can get a better result if you use a silver-colored baking sheet – please do not use the sheet that comes with a non-stick property. Now use the additional ground nutmeg for sprinkling over the cookies.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or till the dough sets and take caution not to get the dough browned totally. Allow an initial cooling time of 2 to 3 minutes on a baking sheet and then transfer to wired racks for complete cooling.

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