Pumpkin Cookie Recipe Perfect for Fall
These pumpkin cookies are soft and chewy with lots of pumpkin spice flavour. Pumpkin cookies are such a wonderful mid day treat, so great for a lunch box. This pumpkin cookie recipe makes 24 really large chewy pumpkin cookies, that you can serve with a cinnamon sugar topping, or add some cream cheese maple icing.
These pumpkin cookies are quick and easy to make, no chilling required.
Why You Should Try These Pumpkin Cookies
The texture is cakey with a slightly crunchy outer layer. These cookies are full of fall flavours, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. These pumpkin cookies are easy to make, no chilling is needed, and its a simple drop cookie. Grab your cookie scoop, and the rolling pin can stay in the drawer. They come with maple icing for the sweet tooth in your family.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Cookies
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin spice
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Maple Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients
This icing is optional but really delicious. I suggest covering half the cookies with the icing and seeing which your family prefers. Hubs likes his plain with sugary coffee, I like mine iced with plain coffee.
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp maple extract
Milk to moisten
Pumpkin Cookie Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl add the flour, soda and salt, pumpkin spice. Mix well, set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer cream the butter and oil until high and fluffy. About 2-3 minutes. Check out the picture below to see how light and fluffy the the mixture becomes using half vegetable oil.
Add the white sugar a little at a time and continue beating until the sugar is well incorporated. Turn the mixer off occasionally and scrape down the sides.
Add the pumpkin and one egg, beat until the egg is incorporated, add the second egg and beat until the second egg is just incorporated.
Turn mixer off, add the flour mixture, start on low mixing the flour ([prevents the flour from dusting your kitchen). Turn the mixer up to cookie speed and mix the dough until soft.
Using an ice cream scoop place the cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten with either the bottom of a clean glass dipped in flour, or the palm of your hand.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.
Maple Cream Cheese Icing Directions
Beat 4 oz of cream cheese until fluffy. Add the icing sugar, start on low (keeps the icing sugar from flying everywhere), and then increase the speed. Add the maple flavouring and beat until fluffy. Add a tbsp of milk at a time until the icing is as thin as you like.
Ice the top of the cooled cookies, or thin the icing and drizzle over the cookies.
Other Pumpkin Recipes to Try
Pumpkin is one of my families favorite flavours, I think it comes before chocolate which is saying a lot. Here are some other pumpkin recipes I think you may enjoy.