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Lofthouse-Style Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Soft, cake like pumpkin spice cookies, real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice, clove, topped with a browned butter cream cheese buttercream.

It is now that time of the year where Pumpkin Spice everything is out. I happen to really love it, when someone says that it basic they are wrong.
These cookies are like the super soft and popular cookie that you can get at the store in the bakery section that has a thick layer of icing. They are my favorite cookies to get and they can be really addicting.
Pumpkin Spice has 5 key spices in it: cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg and all spice. I feel that a product that doesn't say that in their ingredient list its not really pumpkin spice.
The buttercream that I made has to be the best buttercream that I have every made. The combo of the cream cheese and the browned butter gives it a different flavor, almost toffee flavor from the browned butter.

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