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My niece and I warmed up a traditional sugar cookie dough recipe with pumpkin pie spice over the weekend. Inspired by the pumpkin pie fragrance, we decided to cut out little slices of dough in the shape of pocket-sized pie slices. Once the cookies were baked, we melted some butterscotch chips to spread on the cookies to look like pumpkin pie filling. Lastly, I made a fluffy meringue icing to pipe on for a whipped cream look on top. “Little pumpkin pies for my dollies,” my niece exclaimed! “Spicy butterscotch cookies are surprisingly tasty,” I thought.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Cut-Out Cookies
Sift together:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cut in:
1/2 cup shortening

(In a separate bowl) beat together:
1 egg
1 tablespoon buttermilk
1 tablespoon vanilla

Add wet ingredients to the rest of the mix until combined. Roll out dough with flour. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 6 minutes. Cool on baking rack.

Melt 1/2 cup butterscotch chips with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or peanut butter. Stir until combined and glossy, then spread over the tops of the cookies.

Fluffy White Frosting from
In a saucepan, stir together 1 cup white sugar, 1/3 cup water, and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbly.

In a medium bowl, whip 2 egg whites and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar mixture while whipping constantly until stiff peaks form, about 7 to 10 minutes.



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  1. November 4, 2012

    These are adorable! Would be great to bring to a Thanksgiving pot-luck. Can’t wait to try them :)

    • Amy #
      November 4, 2012

      oh, yes! They would look so cute on a dessert table, and the little bites would make it possible to still save room for the real Thanksgiving pies :) I hope you like them!

  2. joannmm5 #
    November 5, 2012

    So cute! The little pie look alikes would be great for tea parties with your niece.

    • Amy #
      November 5, 2012

      Thanks, Joann! They would be just the thing for a little tea party. We will have to have one soon.

  3. November 5, 2012

    Cute! Great complimentary nail polish too!

    • Amy #
      November 7, 2012

      funny how that works out :)

  4. mollisia #
    November 5, 2012

    pumpkin is in fashin indeed ;) your cookies are very cute! like little suns :)

    • Amy #
      November 7, 2012

      thanks! They do look like suns!

  5. November 10, 2012

    These are adorable!

    • Amy #
      November 13, 2012

      thanks rfr :)

  6. Julie #
    November 16, 2012

    SO cute! Love the purple nail polish!

  7. krista #
    November 29, 2012

    Super adorable! I love how they look, but I would really love to taste them, too!

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