Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pumpkin Spritz Cookies

Hey everyone! The title of this post really should be A Quick Fix For Spritz Cookies That Won't Stick! I was excited to see a pumpkin recipe for spritz because Ma gave me a plate that makes pumpkin shaped cookies-thanks Ma! Well, try as I may... I couldn't get these cookies to stick to the cookie sheets.
So, on to Plan B...
If you can't get your dough to stick to the cookie sheets simply put an icing tip into a disposable icing bag and pipe the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Wa-La! Not what I had planned, but I have pumpkin cookies. I used Wilton star tip 21 for the pumpkin and writing tip 7 for the stem. I do suggest the sturdier icing bag instead of a Ziplock because this is a thicker dough.

I'm going to share the recipe, as it worked for some folks. Why didn't mine work out? Don't know, it's rainy, sometimes spritz cookies are finicky. I still love them though! As for this particular recipe, I think it needs a little more sugar. It's a nice seasonal, spiced cookie. One last note, I bake spritz on air sheets at 375, they took about 13 minutes.

Pumpkin Spritz Cookies
1 C butter, room temp
1/2 C sugar-I suggest more
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/3 C pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 C A/P flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
Extra cinnamon and sugar for decoration.
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add spices, egg and vanilla, mix well.
  3. Add flour and baking powder, mix well. 
  4. Load press, press out cookies, sprinkle with sugar or decorations.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, remove to rack.
Have a happy day:@)

Side Note: After over 25 years of service my trusty metal Mirro cookie press died. I never thought that would happen, I'm bummed. I did save the plates in case I could use them on other presses. If anyone knows of an old metal Mirro for cheap, please let me know.

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  1. Looking good my least you figured out a way so as not to be a flub-dub(like my whoopie pies).

  2. I have never had luck with this type of cookie, yours look like they turned out just like you wanted, nice job! xo

  3. Lovely, fun looking cookies - they sound scrumptious too!

  4. They may have been a pain to make but they are adorable! I love the fall with all of its wonderful flavors.

  5. You make the cutest foods!

  6. They are pretty. Here's the thing, that last picture, go ahead look at could totally make whipped sweet potatoes as a side dish with these and garnish with peas. That's kinda what I thought it looked like. Either way, it looks great. I don't like sweet potatoes and I do love cookies so I would try them.

  7. Copy-paste..... thanks, hugs, Flavia

  8. My mom made spritz cookies all the time!!!
    These are adorable.

  9. What cute cookies! My Mom loves to make spritz cookies ~ I'll have to show her your darling ones.

    Susan and Bentley

  10. You would never know these were a flub! Great job! I just got a cookie press at a garage sale for a buck. I will keep my eye out for another one.

  11. These pumpkin spritz are tasty looking! Nothing better than spritz cookies. Pat

  12. Those are so cute and spritz cookies are so tasty.
    You might find your cookie pres on e-bay.

  13. Why, oh why are my favorite bloggers tempting me with cookies today? Oh well, I have enough will power to overcome my will power and feel the draw of a hot oven and a sweet treat. After all, one has to celebrate the first day of fall with something like this. Alas, I don't have a pumpkin plate!!


  14. I love spritz cookies and now with pumpkin, wow! I am going to try this in my cookie press (super shooter). xo,

  15. Adorable for any occasion. Right now I am having a cup of coffee and wish I had one in my hand!

  16. How good do those look!?! Could you just move in and bake for me? ; 0

  17. those are just darling..i LOVE christmas spritz...and have never seen the Fall it !!!

    i have trouble with spritz cookies...sticky dough...but i just love old fashioned

    happy to stop by today...i ALWAYS love visiting you, my friend

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  18. ohhh... I love these, I might make them this weekend. thanks for sharing. : )

  19. Good save! I think your cookies look better than if they came out of a press, too.

  20. Hi Lynn,
    we have Spritz cookies for christmas. But its truly a nice idea to make them around the year. I have never seen pumpkin spritz cookies. Sounds really delicious for fall season and the shape is perfect.
    Thanks for sharing this inspiration.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  21. Those are so perfect the look store-bought!

  22. I think they look pretty cool your way!

  23. I can't make them now because I still have chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer but they are so darned cute! I haven't made spritz in so long I can' remember about the sticking thing.

  24. I've had that happen with Spritz before. I have my mother's cookie press it has to be close to 50 years old.

    These are so cute!!

  25. You weren't trying to do them on a sil pat were you? I know they don't stick to that.
    They look cute! I never nade a pumpkin spritz.
    I'll look for the press. No picks at CTS , Tues., I looked. Going again in Oct. I'll keep looking!

  26. O, I've heard before that these are a little hard to make. Since I am a DISASTER COOK, I better not even try them. I just am not a real cook..just a play-like, so I have to have EASY...
    xoxo bj

  27. Yum! I'll definitely be making these!

  28. I love love love these!!!!!!!!!!!! So creative!

  29. Thanks for giving the recipe of this cookies.

    Good to treat my guests on Haloween.

    Happy TS,

  30. These are adorable! So perfect for the season. :)

  31. Gosh, they sure turned out CUTE, Lynn!
    The flavors sound delicious, too.

    I'll keep an eye out for a Mirro press for you. I have the Pampered Chef one & really love it.

  32. Those are really cute, Lynn. I made a pumpkin torte today -not near as cute as your cookies, but very tasty!
    Hugs, Beth

  33. They look great! I have never had a spritz cookie. Can you believe that?

  34. Hi Lynn,
    These are the most adorable cookies! I will have to try this method. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  35. Almost too cute to eat! Thanks for linking up!


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