1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup canned or cooked pumpkin (no skin!)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
additional ground nutmeg
Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
In a large mixing bowl beat butter until creamy; beat
in sugar and
spices until well combined. Mix in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until well combined.
separate bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. Stir flour mixture into
mixture until well combined.
Place into a cookie press and press out shapes
ungreased baking sheet (for best results use a silver-colored baking sheet,
not the kind
with a non-stick surface). Lightly sprinkle cookies with additional nutmeg.
Bake 6 to 8
minutes or until set but not browned.
Allow to cool 2 minutes on baking sheet
remove to wire racks to cool completely.