These beautiful pumpkin pie cookies have a sugar cookie taste with a hint of pumpkin spice.
Pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving just seem to go together. I don't know what I would do if our Thanksgiving didn't include a big tub of whipping cream to place a dollop of whipped cream on top of a pumpkin spice filled pie.
This variation is a spin off the classic pumpkin pie. I found the recipe on Sweet Sugarbelle. She has the most beautiful dessert recipes. I really have a hard time making anything look as nice the pictures I see. I've had plenty of cake and cookie flops in my days. I had visions of ruining these and disappointing little 8-10 year old boys dreams of sweet cookies waiting for them at the end of a long pack meeting where they've sat wedged between two parents for an hour. That's torture to a boy. Sitting and parents.
These turned out great. I didn't use all the fancy tips that the original tutorial offered. I used a ziploc bag. I also used natural vegetable based dyes from Nature's Flavors. That's it! They didn't come out perfect, but they did come out nice looking.
The boys loved them, and they even knew what they were! Bonus, right?
Note: The original frosting recipe calls for corn syrup. I left it in the recipe for those who do use corn syrup. I use honey as a replacement and it works just fine.
Cookie Recipe Adapted from Sweet SugarBelle
Frosting Recipe From BurntApple, "Anti Royal Icing"