Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are the perfect fall dessert. Why? They are quicker and easier than pie or cake. They are portable and best of all they optimize fall.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies with pumpkins in the background.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are the perfect fall dessert. Why? They are quicker and easier than pie or cake. They are portable and best of all they optimize fall.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies with pumpkins in the background.

These Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are the perfect little treat on a cool fall day. Packed with all the spicy fall flavor and pumpkin goodness. Additionally, they are easy to make and have the kids help with.

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Double Layer Pumpkin Pie | Old Fashioned Apple Fritters | Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats


What makes this recipe great? Celebrating everything fall. Plus pumpkin is so very good for you, it is full of beta carotene and other great nutrients, check it out here.

  • Quick Snack: Make the dough and you can have fresh hot cookies any time.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone loves cookies!
  • Adaptable: Can make it with gluten free flour or low calorie sweetener.
Pumpkin cookies piled on a wooden board.

What You Need to Make Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies – Step by Step

A white bowl with ingredients to be made into cookies.
  • Mix: First, in a medium bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth and creamy and then add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and beat to combine.
  • Dry: Second, in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin spice and then add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat to combine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Prep: Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then combine the sugar, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Scoop: Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball between your hands. Roll the cookies in the sugar mixture and place on a baking sheet. Press each cookie down slightly with your fingers.
Batter being done and the placed on a tray with parchment and finally the finished cookies on a cooling rack.
  • Bake: Finally, bake in the preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes, until golden brown and lastly, allow the cookies to cool on the pan for five minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Common Questions About Pumpkin Spice Cookies

CAN I USE PUMPKIN PIE FILLING INSTEAD OF PUMPKIN PUREE?

No, this recipe is for the pumpkin pie puree.

WHAT IS PUMPKIN SPICE?

It is a blend of warm spices that accent the flavor of the pumpkin. This is a great mix, of course you can but it in the store but honestly it is so easy.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Indeed, you can freeze the baked cookies in an airtight container in the freezer or alternatively you can freeze the cookie dough on the baking sheet and then put in an zip top freezer bag and bake them as you wish.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH PUMPKIN SPICE SUGAR COOKIES?

Think seasonal here. for example:
>Make sandwiches with pumpkin ice cream.
>Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bomb
>Pumpkin Spiced Lattes
>Apple Cider Mojito

Pumpkin Spice cookies with pumpkins on the side with an orange and white stripped napkin.

Expert Tips for Making Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Make for a party or freeze for an anytime dessert.
  • Add Nuts: Some chopped walnuts add a great crunch.
  • Raisins: Like a little surprise, add some raisins.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate Method: Feel free to use a fall leaf or pumpkin cookie cutter to make shapes instead.
  • Ice: Decorate with sprinkles or gel icing for a cute effect.

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies with pumpkins in the background.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are the perfect fall dessert. Why? They are quicker and easier than pie or cake. They are portable and best of all they optimize fall.
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Servings: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • For the Coating:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and beat to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin spice. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat to combine.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the sugar, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball between your hands. Roll the cookies in the sugar mixture and place on a baking sheet. Press each cookie down slightly with your fingers.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for five minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Make for a party or freeze for an anytime dessert.
  • Add Nuts: Some chopped walnuts add a great crunch.
  • Raisins: Like a little surprise, add some raisins.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate Method: Feel free to use a fall leaf or pumpkin cookie cutter to make shapes instead.
  • Ice: Decorate with sprinkles or gel icing for a cute effect.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1718IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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