I can't tell you how long I've wanted to try those Pumpkin sugar cookies by Pillsbury, but as someone who lives in the UK, I can't get my hands on any. I spotted the idea of making my own from the 'Sugar Spun Run' blog post and I just knew I had to turn my hand to them.
I have made both an Instagram reel and Tik Tok to visually support this recipe, but if you're looking for direct instructions, then look no further. This recipe is delicious and once you get your head around the design shape - it's actually fairly easy to make!
I cannot compare my recipe to the classic cookie as I haven't tasted them, but I used a classic shortbread-like dough as I found it to be buttery and soft, but without falling apart. The dough I used also works well with gel food colouring, so it doesn't make it tough to eat or hard to mould.
Ingredients (Makes 40)
110g Caster Sugar
Green gel food colouring
Orange gel food colouring
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract.
Add in the flour and fold into the mixture slowly.
Once a dough has formed, take out 1/4 of your dough (should be a fist worth) and place it into a separate bowl. Add your orange gel food colouring to the bowl and mix in to the dough until all of it has been covered.
Take 1tbsp of the uncoloured dough and place into another bowl. Add green food colouring to the dough and mix until the colour is smooth.
Roll out the orange dough into a log shape. You may want to separate it into two pieces to make it easier to manage.
Use a skewer, create an indent at the top. This is where the green 'stem' will go.
Roll the green dough into a strip and place in the indent you just made.
With the remaining uncoloured dough, wrap the dough around your pumpkin shaped log. Slightly roll the dough to make sure that all seams are smooth.
Place into the fridge for 2-3 hours until firm.
Pre-heat the oven to 180c and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Using your refrigerated dough, slice the dough up and evenly spread them on your baking tray.
Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool. Enjoy!