Pumpkin Lofthouse Sugar Tarts with Maple Buttercream

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I love lofthouse sugar cookies!  So I decided to make them into tarts, but not just any tarts...Pumpkin Tarts!  I took my recipe and instead of using the sour cream that's called for, I replaced it with pumpkin.  This gave the tarts just a subtle hint of pumpkin.  Then I topped them off with a maple buttercream frosting and sprinkled on a little cinnamon.  It all came together perfectly!  They're very simple to make and they turned out cute too :)  

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Ingredients are as follows:

dough:
1/2 C sugar 
1/4 C butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C pumpkin
2 1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda

frosting:
1/2 C butter, softened
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 C powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. cream

cinnamon

directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease mini-muffin tins.


Cream the sugar and butter together.


Mix in the egg.


Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin.


Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. 


Place dollops of dough into the mini-muffin tins.


Bake for 10-12 minutes; until brown around the edges.  Set aside to cool.


Cream the butter and maple syrup together.


Slowly mix in the powdered sugar.


Add the cream and mix until fluffy.


Place in a pastry bag and swirl on top of the tarts; sprinkle on cinnamon.






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