These eight ingredient Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Ginger Cookies are perfect any time of year but are destined to be an autumn cookie all-star. Pumpkin, molasses, cinnamon and ginger bring the warmth and expected fall flavors to these pillowy cookies.
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So, apparently I got the molasses out of the pantry earlier this week for my Slow Cooker Spicy Molasses Sweet Potatoes and I haven’t put it away yet. Instead, I decided to pumpkin-fy my most popular cookie recipe. Which in turn left me scratching my head, wondering why I hadn’t thought of doing it before. These Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Ginger Cookies are downright genius, even if I do say so myself.
Based on my beloved Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookie recipe, which, if we’re being honest is technically my mother-in-law’s amazing recipe, these Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Ginger Cookies are destined to become a cookie jar favorite. With just a single ingredient switch from the original recipe, an autumn favorite is born. But don’t go thinking that these cookies will have an on overpowering pumpkin flavor – no way! Pumpkin puree replaces an egg and it brings with it an extra warmth that pairs so well with the earthy spices.
These eight ingredient Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Ginger Cookies are perfect any time of year but are destined to be an autumn cookie all-star. Pumpkin, molasses, cinnamon and ginger bring the warmth and expected fall flavors to these pillowy cookies. They’re so delicious, I’m thinking they might be an amazing substitution in my Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast. You know, in the off chance that they actually last more than 24 hours in our house. I’m thinking they’d also be pretty amazing in these Ginger Cookie Sandwiches with Christmas Ale Buttercream.
Of course, regular ‘ol sugar works perfectly well for these Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Ginger Cookies and that’s what I typically use. But you know, sometimes you want to do something a bit more special. Or as special as buying a container of sanding sugar from the baking aisle of Target can make a cookie. I love how the bigger grains of sugar act like glitter and make these cookies sparkle. There are colored varieties as well if you really want to go all out.
Looking for other ginger flavored baked goods? You’ve got to add these decadent Gingerbread Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting, this Easy Gingerbread Fudge and of course, these bakery worthy Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles, to your sweet treat list.