Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Cookies

If Fall had a flavor, it would be these springerle cookies!  The perfect blend of cinnamon and clove in the pumpkin pie spice mix is complemented nicely by the nuttiness of the whole wheat flour.  Even the color of these cookies is gorgeous for your fall spread – perfect for your casual get-together or your formal Thanksgiving dinner.  These springerle cookies won’t last long. 

This recipe works best with deeper larger scale designed molds.  It will not work with shallow, finely detailed molds.  

Because of the texture of the whole wheat flour, we’ve found that the larger, deeper springerle cookie molds hold the image much better than shallow, detailed molds.  Our Pomegranate cookie mold is one example of a larger, deeper mold that works great with this recipe.  Some of our favorite fall springerle cookie molds that work well with this recipe are our Bear Paw, Leaf Wreath, Cornucopia, and Pine Cone.  

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  2. 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  7. 1 egg, room temperature
  8. 1 Tablespoon milk
  9. 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  10. White all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and both sugars. Add the baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice; mix well.
  2. Add the egg and milk, beat well. Add the flour, mixing until well combined.
  3. Dust the surface of your counter and rolling pin with all-purpose white flour and roll out the dough to a thickness between 1/2-3/4 inch, depending on the depth of the mold you are using. (The Pomegranate mold and the Bear Claw mold used in the pictures require dough 3/4 inch thick.)
  4. Dust the surface of your dough and your cookie mold with the all-purpose flour. Press the mold into the dough just far enough down to fill the mold cavity. Remove your mold and cut out the cookie. Brush off any extra flour that appears on the surface of the impression.
  5. Place your cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Chill your cookie sheet full of molded cookies for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Take your sheet of cookies out of the fridge and immediately place it on the center rack of a preheated 365°F oven. Bake your cookies for 10-12 minutes until the bottoms are just beginning to turn brown.
  8. Place on a wire cooling rack until completely cool.
Notes
  1. Recipe will not work with shallow, fine detailed molds. Use deep larger scale designed molds.
Adapted from Nicole Cleghorn
Adapted from Nicole Cleghorn
Springerle Joy Blog http://blog.springerlejoy.com/

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