Samhain Pumpkin Cookies
We all love Samhain for so many reasons. Theres always so much going on at my house on that day. Getting ready for the trick or treaters, Samhain rituals, Witches New Years and it’s also my wedding anniversary. With that being said I always bake up a bunch of treats for everyone and this is one of my favorite cookies for this time of year. Soon it may be your favorite. It is a pretty simple recipe and the taste is just amazing. So lets get started.
2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups of canned pumpkin
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar ,add until desired consistency
orange food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl beat the 2 cups of butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. You can also do it by hand.
Next add the sugar, the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Then add the cinnamon, and allspice.
Next beat until combined.
Now in a separate bowl beat in the eggs and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla until combined.
Then beat the eggs and vanilla into the mixture.
Now beat in the pumpkin.
Next add the flour little by little and hand beat with fork.
Mix really well.
Now drop dough by heaping tablespoon about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly press it down, just a little bit.
Now bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Once your cookies are cooled off start your frosting.
In a small saucepan heat the 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until completely melted.
Next transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.
Now stir in milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, cinnamon and powdered sugar. Mix till smooth.
Add the food coloring. I use a gel. The pic doesn’t do it justice.
Now spread frosting on cookies and top with the sprinkles.
Your neighbors are gonna be wondering what that amazing smell is, hahaha. I’m baking them as I type this and my house smells soooo good. I cant wait to eat them. These cookies are one of those that you never get tired of having. Mmm Mmm Mmm.
If you make these please drop me a comment in my email and let me know what you think of them. I love hearing back from all of you.
Hope you all had a Blessed Mabon and a great Samhain. Happy New Year Witches.
About the Author:
Sarah Mascorro AKA Pixie Witch. I’m 45 years young and have been married to my soul mate for 28 plus year. We have 2 boys and live in good ole California. I was actually born in England but came to the states when I was 5.
I’m Pagan/Wiccan and have been practicing over 10 years now. I always knew I was different but didn’t figure it out till 2008, that’s when I came out of the broom closet. I’m a Witch and I’m proud of it. When I say different I mean I just didn’t fit in with what others did or believed in. I’m sure you all totally understand that feeling. Now I know though I’m not different, I’m me and there are so many others like me.
I hold rituals at my house with my circle for each Sabbat and we do a lot of witch crafts together. I love to do all types of crafts not just witchy like I make dream catchers, wood burn, make soaps and bath salts. I love to cross stitch and make latch hook rugs. I have a small page on Facebook that I sell my goodies. You can FIND THEM HERE at Pixiewitchcorner.
I love to cook and bake. My mother was a great cook & I picked up her talent. I love to make my own fun recipes and add some magick to them. I mean cooking is magickal right so why not add a little extra to it. I started a Kitchen Witch Group on Facebook over 4 years ago. If your on FB come check it out.
I love to spend my time with my hubby & boys. We love to be out in nature especially the beach & the forest. I belong in the forest, I guess all pixie’s do hee hee. My friends call me Pixie due to my size I’m 5’1 and barely 100 pounds with really long red and silver hair hee hee.
I collect stones like hag stones, labradorite, amethysts, quartz etc… I also collect witch statues, Goddess statues, owls, crows and the Moon. Oh & sea glass I cant forget that. Do tattoos count? If so I have over a 100 of them I’m about 80% covered.
Another hobby is photography. I love taking pictures of nature such as flowers, animals, trees, mountains, the ocean and my favorite of all the Moon.
I love to unwind two ways one is with a great book, usually witchy or paranormal ones catch my attention the most. I do read & research a lot about the human body and diseases due to my families rare health issues. The other is going outside under the stars and Moon. What a great way to end the day looking up at the dark beautiful sky.
That’s pretty much it, you see what you get hee hee. You either love me or hate me. Hopefully you all will love me haha.