Easy Pumpkin Cookies

These homemade pumpkin sugar cookies use many baking ingredients you likely already have on hand. I add pumpkin spice to my batch for seasonal flavor.

Preheat oven to 350°F and start measuring out all your ingredients.

Cream unsalted butter, vanilla extract, spice (cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, your choice!) and sugars together in your mixing bowl for 3 minutes.

Scrape down your bowl between steps to make sure all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Add salt, baking powder, as well as your eggs and flour.

Mix for about 2 minutes on medium speed. Dough will initially look crumbly but pull together.

Next, I spread my silicon baking mats onto my kitchen counter, flour them, and use these for rolling out my dough.

I like dividing dough in halves or thirds and working with it in two or three waves. I find it easier to roll dough in smaller portions at a time.

Once the dough is flattened and roughly a quarter of an inch thick, press the pumpkin cutter into it.

Use a spatula to lift and transfer dough onto ungreased aluminum baking sheets or space out the cookies on silicon mats and slide those onto each baking sheet.

Bake cookies for 10-14 minutes (longer time for larger cookies, shorter for small ones). Transfer them to a wire rack after 5 minutes or once they're firm enough to handle. Add frosting if desired or leave undecorated.

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