Don’t you just love a bargain?
Well, I do, obviously, given my infatuation with discounted ingredients like this bag of pumpkin spice M&Ms I picked up at Kroger for 50 cents.
And what better way to batter these highly processed squash-flavored treats than with some pumpkin spice cookie dough (significantly less processed).
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 bag Pumpkin Spice M&Ms, preferably discounted
Preheat over to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla using a hand-held mixer.
Beat in egg and pumpkin puree until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
Gradually incorporate dry ingredient mixture into wet ingredients, beating on medium speed.
Mix in M&Ms using a wooden spoon or spatula.
Place golf ball-size spheres of dough evenly spaced apart on cookie sheets.
Bake for 11-13 minutes until barely brown. (Or longer if you want a more cake-y cookie.)