Baking the Pumpkin Pie Cookies:
In a large bowl or standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs, pumpkin and vanilla. Slowly incorporate all dry ingredients into the creamed butter mixture. Mix well. Using a small scoop (we like to use ice cream scoopers), measure even scoops of batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet spaced about an inch apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.