Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Thanksgiving may be over but it’s never too late to make pumpkin cookies. This recipe for pumpkin cookies makes a great treat for any holiday or special occasion. Make a batch of these for Christmas this year, you won’t be disappointed. These cookies are light and extremely moist. They remind me a lot of pumpkin bread only with glaze. The glaze is very delicious and really is a great addition to the cookie. If you’re not a fan of icing, not to worry, they will still be great without it. The cookies get most of their flavor from spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The cookies should be baked for 15-20 minutes depending on how moist you want them. These are very easy to make and you will be eating them in no time at all. Pumpkin cookies are great for the holidays. Enjoy.

2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoons nutmeg
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter (softened)
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter (melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Set aside.
Step 2: In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar. Add pumpkin puree, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients until well combined. Drop on a cookie sheet by the tablespoon fulls. Flatten slightly. 

Step 3: Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool.

Step 4: While cookies are cooling to make the glaze – Combine confectioner’s sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. Mix well.
Step 5: Drizzle glaze onto cookies with a fork.
(Makes 36 servings)


10 Responses to “Pumpkin Cookies Recipe”

  1. Rachiel Grant — December 10, 2008 @ 2:32 am

    Hi Bobby,

    Your Pumpkin cookies recipe looks delicious. Now I know what to do with all the pumpkins I still have left over from Halloween, thanks!

  2. Ivy — December 11, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

    Sorry I haven’t been around the past few days but wasn’t feeling very well. Another great recipe Bobby and I like that glaze on the top.

  3. Megan — December 13, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    That glaze looks heavenly. I bet these smell amazing baking in the oven!

  4. Katie — January 14, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    My daughter loved these cookies! Excellent glaze.

  5. Karol — May 6, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    The cookies where DELICIOUS!!! Really easy to make..
    I would recommended to everybody..

  6. paula — October 23, 2009 @ 3:08 pm


  7. michael — November 21, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

    I have made many different veriations of these cookies over the years, and though the glaze is great as is i have found you can apeal to your adult desire by making it with captin morgan, nothing like a lil spiced rum to add a touch of compliment to the spices that bring the cookies alive!

  8. Mary Ann — November 22, 2009 @ 1:35 pm

    EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT !!!!!!!

  9. Carolyn — December 20, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

    I made these for Thanksgiving and EVERYONE loved them, they were delicious!

  10. Anna Llanes — September 6, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Good recipe! On step 2 though, can you change that to tablespoon FULLS? That was funny though!

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