It's Halloween month which means pumpkin is in and so is every spice and all things nice! We're going to kick off the spooky month with these pumpkin spice Gookies with a gorgeous cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
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You will need:
(For the cookies)
A monster tub of Gookie Dough in original flavour
Three teaspoons of cinnamon
Half a teaspoon of nutmeg
A quarter teaspoon of ginger
A handful of chopped walnuts or pecans
Half a can of pumpkin paste
(For the frosting) 110g of butter
225g of cream cheese
Three teaspoons of vanilla extract
500g of icing sugar
One teaspoon of cinnamon
Firstly, take your Gookie Dough and pop it all into a medium mixing bowl. Add the pumpkin and mix well until thoroughly incorporated. Pop in the spices along with the nuts and mix well to allow the flavour to get through all of the dough. Get your baking tray and line it with parchment paper and drop spoonfuls onto the tray. Bake for 170 degrees for around 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Then allow cooling completely.
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For the frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixer until blended, add in the icing sugar 100g at a time and continue to mix until it is all in and mixed well. Finally, add the cinnamon, mix a little more and ice the cookies. Top with shaved chocolate or extra spices!
What do you think? Spooky enough?! Perfect for when those little knockers are at your door dressed to scare you. What better way to get all Autumn like, now pop your jumper on and get cosy in front of the fire because the leaves are falling as we speak!