First cream butter, pumpkin and sugar.
Then add spices and vanilla.
After the dough chills a bit, form it into balls and garnish with chopped nuts.
Bake and enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Shortbread with Chopped Pecans
2/3 c butter, softened
1/3 c pumpkin puree
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 c confectioners sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
1/8 t all spice
pinch of ginger
2 c flour
chopped pecans, for garnish
Cream butter, pumpkin puree and sugar. Beat in vanilla and spices. Add flour in two additions, mixing gently. Do not over mix or your cookies will be tough.
Chill the dough briefly (30 to 60 minutes should do it). Roll dough into 1 inch balls and garnish with chopped pecans (you can either sprinkle a few on top of each ball if you don't like your cookies super nutty, or roll the ball in the nuts to cover completely).
Bake at 350F on parchment lined baking sheets for 15-20 minutes or until the bottoms start to turn golden brown.