Pumpkin Spritz

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
additional ground nutmeg

Pre-heat oven to 400 F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter until creamy; beat in sugar and spices until well combined. Mix in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until well combined. In a separate bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined. Place into a cookie press and press out shapes onto an ungreased baking sheet (for best results use a silver-colored baking sheet, not the kind with a non-stick surface). Lightly sprinkle cookies with additional nutmeg. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set but not browned. Allow to cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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