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Pumpkin Cookies

Soft, cakey Pumpkin Cookies are full of fall flavors. Rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking they have a crisp sugary outside. An easy cookie recipe that is full of warming spices.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Chilling Time (minimum) 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 127kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for the Cookies:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour regular or gluten-free measure-for-measure flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

For the Coating:

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a medium bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla and beat to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin pie 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 coating ingredients: sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop (or scoop with measuring spoons) to scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball between your hands.
    Roll the cookies in the sugar coating 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 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1374IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg