1Sift in mixing bowl all dry ingredients, mix well with whisk. Remember only 1 tablespoon of cinnamon for the batter.
2Beat in another mixing bowl, 1 cup of sugar (the other 1/2 cup of sugar is for mixing with cinnamon to roll balls in)Butter, cream well and add pumpkin and vanilla.
3Mix flour mixture with the butter mixture. Put in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Take a good round teaspoon and surround piece of carmel with cookie dough,roll into a ball and place on a lined cookie sheet (parchament paper works well) when done place in refrigerator for a couple of hours to overnite.Take out of refrigerator and mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl and roll balls till they are coated good.
Replace balls onto lined cookie sheet keeping them about 2inches apart,(takes 2 large cookie sheets)
Bake in a 350 oven for around 15 minutes. keep an eye on them they will start to flatten out when done.