For those of you who either think it’s too early OR don’t like pumpkin, look away. For the rest of you who are like me and literally LIVE for pumpkin season (and for me, “season” means all year long), these big Soft Pumpkin Ginger Cookies are sure to make you drool.
I wanted to combine two of my favorite flavors into one cookie. I love ginger cookies, but am not really a crunchy cookie kind of girl. I found that adding the pumpkin where an egg might have been, gave me a cookie that was crisp on the exterior and chewy on the interior. Perfect!
I also switched up the spices a bit to lean more towards pumpkin pie spice than a traditional ginger cookie. But don’t worry, there is plenty of ginger in there.
Way back when I was young, Archway used to make these old-fashioned soft molasses cookies and I attempted to reproduce it here. My grandmother used to butter the cookies and cut them into little wedges for me. Served, of course, tea party style. That “tea” was actually Strawberry Quik. Now called Nesquik I think.
These cookies would be amazing with a little bit of butter or vegan margarine on them. Now that I am older, I’d skip the strawberry drink and opt for a real cup of hot tea with a splash of almond milk creamer and perhaps a zero calorie sweetener.
I used a 1-1/2″ cookie scoop to portion these out and then rolled in sugar for that extra sparkle and crispness. They need to be spaced about 2″ apart on the baking sheet as they will spread. They’ll seem soft when you remove them from the oven, but just let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then remove to a rack once you can handle them with a spatula. They firm right up.
I love that cake-like consistency in the center. Sooooo delicious.
If you make these Soft Pumpkin Ginger Cookies, leave a comment for your fellow readers and let them know what you think! Your comments help others decide whether or not to make my recipes & I really appreciate your feedback. Enjoy! #PumpkinLoversUnite