Pumpkin Thumbprint Butter Cookie Recipe

by Marcy on November 6, 2013 · 0 comments

pumpkin thumbprint butter cookie recipe

I love to bake – more than I love to cook, actually – and I am always looking for new cookie recipes to add to my recipe binder. I am not a fan of anything pumpkin flavored, but my husband is. He rarely requests that I cook anything in particular, but I know that he will be looking for something pumpkin when fall rolls around.

In that past that has been pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake, but I was excited to find this Pumpkin Thumbprint Butter Cookie Recipe to try, because cookies are my “thing”, and they looked simple to make. In addition to being simple, they are also really pretty, and would make a great addition to any fall party or Thanksgiving dessert table!

As with any cookie, my best tip is to make sure your butter (REAL butter, not margarine) is truly room temperature. Any time that I try to nuke my butter in the microwave, my cookies never turn out the same.

Also, be sure to unwrap your pumpkin kisses while the cookies are baking. That way they’ll be ready to go when the cookies come out of the oven!

Pumpkin Thumbprint Butter Cookie Recipe
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pumpkin Spice Kisses (24)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly add in the flour.
  5. Using plastic spatula, fold in the cornstarch and baking soda.
  6. Roll cookie dough into medium balls and place on parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  8. Let the cookies almost completely cool and place pumpkin spice kisses on top.



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