I love this Pumpkin Pie sugar cookie recipe – first because it’s just so cute, and second because it is pumpkin-themed without the pumpkin flavor! While they look like little pumpkin pies, they taste like a regular yummy sugar cookies. They’re perfect for a special treat for the kids on Thanksgiving!
For adults who may be more able to resist eating their dessert until the end of the meal, you can turn them into unique place cards. Just use white icing to pipe the name of each guest onto a cookie and use it to adorn their place at the table.
Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookie Recipe
3 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup softened Butter
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
Wilton Orange Cookie Icing
Can Whipped Cream
1/2 cup softened Butter
1 tbsp Milk
2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
Combine dry ingredients and set aside
Cream butter and sugar.
Add beaten egg and vanilla.
Gradually add in dry ingredients.
Take teaspoon size pieces, roll into balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake in 375 degree oven about 8-10 minutes (watch for edges to begin to turn lightly brown).
Leave on cookie sheet for several minutes before moving to cooling rack.
After cookies are cool cover top of cookie in orange icing.
Allow to dry.
In a large bowl, cream the butter.
Mix in the sugar one cup at a time.
Add cocoa powder and mix until color is uniform.
Beat in the milk mixing until fluffy.
Transfer icing to a piping bag.
Refrigerate to firm.
Pipe a ring around the cookie to look like crust.
Put a tiny dollop of whipped cream in center of cookie.