The recipe for Pumpkin Spice Butter Cookies is incredibly delicious and perfect for the autumn season. These cookies are made with a blend of rich butter, warm spices, and a hint of pumpkin sweetness. To top it off, they are dipped in a sweet pumpkin-spiced glaze that adds even more flavor. This recipe is sure to capture the essence of fall and all things pumpkin spice!
Here are the ingredients you'll need for the cookies:
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter (or salted butter if preferred, but omit the salt in the dough)
- Egg yolks (save the egg whites for another recipe)
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- Homemade pumpkin pie spice (for both the cookies and the glaze)
- Whole milk (about a tablespoon at a time for the dough, and start with a tablespoon for the glaze)
To make the dough ahead of time, simply wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you want to freeze the dough, scoop it onto a lined baking sheet, slightly flatten each cookie, and freeze until solid. Then transfer the frozen dough to a labeled and dated freezer-safe bag. When you're ready to bake, just add a couple of extra minutes to the baking time.
If you prefer to skip the glaze, the cookies will still have a delightful spiced flavor due to the pumpkin pie spice in the dough. However, adding the glaze enhances the pumpkin flavor and sweetness of each bite.
Once the cookies have been baked and cooled completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Alternatively, you can freeze them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
So go ahead and make these Pumpkin Spice Butter Cookies for a taste of autumn in every bite. They are a perfect treat to enjoy during the pumpkin spice season!