Pumpkin flavored and pumpkin shaped!
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
Start by beating the softened butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy with a stand mixer.
Beat in the eggs until the dough is smooth.
Mix in the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract.
Add the pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder to the mixture.
Stir in the flour, just until moistened.
Refrigerate the dough fo at least two hours.
Preheat your oven to 400°
Sprinkle flour on your work surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick.
Use your pumpkin cookie cutters to cut out your desired shape.
Use a spatula to transfer the cookie dough shapes to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
Remove them from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Frost cookies or leave bare and enjoy!