(makes 24 cookies)
2 1/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup molasses
2/3 cup pumpkin pie puree
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and pepper in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, molasses,
pumpkin puree, and egg. Combine all ingredients and mix.
Divide the sticky dough in two and wrap with plastic. Chill
for an hour or freeze for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350.
Make 12 balls out of each dough parcel. Roll in sugar.
Use the bottom of a cup to press the dough balls down.
Transfer 12 cookies to a sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Let cookies cool and repeat with the second batch.