3 Cups of all purpose flour
2 Teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
½ Teaspoon of salt
1 Teaspoon of baking soda
1 Teaspoon of baking powder
2 Sticks (1 Cup) of softened butter
1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
½ Cup of white granulated sugar
1 Cup of brown sugar
½ Cup of pumpkin puree
½ Cup of nutella
*Optional, chocolate chips for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
In a large bowl whisk dry ingredients: flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.
In a large bowl fitted with a stand or hand mixer beat butter, sugars, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and egg until light and fluffy. Add in dry flour mixture in three segments, mixing after reach addition. Transfer cookie dough to a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour. Dough will be too sticky to try and form right away.
Scoop one-inch balls of dough on a non-stick sheet and press down with spoon or thumb. Place ½ teaspoon of nutella onto each cookie dough ball and cover with more cookie dough to sandwich together the nutella. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Cookies will look under done but will stiffen up as cooling. After ten minutes transfer to wire rack for 30 – 60 mins to finish cooling.
Keywords: pumpkin, cookies, chocolate chips, nutella