Pumpkin Gauffrettes

The word "gauffrette" is French for "little waffle."

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
cried cranberries, chopped pecans, and/or mini chocolate chips

Preheat your waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in in eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla. In another bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder and spices. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended. Add dried cranberries, nuts, and/or chocolate chips, if desired. Drop by tablespoons onto heated waffle iron, 1" apart. Close lid and bake for 90 seconds. Remove with a fork and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

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