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Martha Stewart has been serving me well with my new-found love for baking, so when two of my good friends’ birthdays were coming up, I wanted to put her recipe for chocolate-glazed pumpkin cookies to use. Birthdays or not, I probably would’ve made these for any reason. But glad the birthday boy and girl enjoyed it!

What you need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin-pie spice, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat until smooth. With mixer on low speed, alternately add flour mixture in two parts and pumpkin puree in one, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  3. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto two baking sheets, about 1 ½ inches apart.
Doesn't look appetizing, I know

Doesn't look appetizing, I know

4. Bake until puffed and edges are golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets once during baking. Immediately transfer cookies to wire racks, and cool completely.

5. When cookies have cooled, set them (still on rack) over a baking sheet or waxed paper. Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water; stir until almost melted. Remove from heat; stir until completely melted.

Melted chocolate

Melted chocolate

6. Pour chocolate into a resealable plastic bag. Snip off a corner with scissors or a knife to make an 1/8-inch hole; pipe chocolate over cookies. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 20 minutes.

Now these look appetizing!

Now these look appetizing!

Yeah, mine don’t look as puffed up as Martha’s, but baking the cookies just enough so the insides were moist and chewy made it taste like a mini pumpkin. I’m also a fan of my swirl design.

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Makes about 40 cookies

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