Pumpkin Swirl Sugar Cookies
 
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A pumpkin spice sugar cookie with chocolate chips and marshmallows.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • 5 cups flour (+ more for rolling)
  • chocolate chips (I used bittersweet)
  • mini marhsmallows
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla, and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, baking powder, and spices and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined.
  3. Wrap dough tightly in plastic and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Divide dough into three equal sections. Place one section on a floured surface, and roll into a rectangle, about ¼" thick.
  5. Spread chocolate chips and marshmallows onto dough *(see note). Starting on a long side, roll dough into a log.
  6. Slice log into generous 1" slices, and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-11 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough sections.
Notes
I did not specify an amount for the chocolate chips or marshmallows, because you can use as much as you want. I found that it was tough to roll them and keep them together with lots of chips and marshmallows, so used around 1-2 handfuls of each. Is that exact enough?
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2012/10/01/pumpkin-swirl-sugar-cookies/