Pirate’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies

ARRRRRR…’TIS ALL HALLOWS’ EVE! If ye manage to escape the ghouls and goblins, might I recommend a bit of baking?  Halloween always marks the “official” start of fall for me, and the pumpkins everywhere…well, it’s time for these cookies. The recipe is from Susan Spicer’s cookbook, with adaptations, of course, to make it galley-friendly.