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Pumpkin Cookies

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Pumpkin Cookie Recipe 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.

Pumpkin Cookie Ingredients

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 puee

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.

A large bowl filled with dry ingredients for making pumpkin cookies.

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.

Mixing oil, butter, sugar together in a pumpkin cookie recipe

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.

A tray full of pumpkin cookies on a cookie tray.

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.

A tray of freshly baked pumpkin cookies.

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.

Six large homemade pumpkin cookies on a tray. Three cookies have maple cream cheese icing, and the pumpkin cookies are plain with pumpkin sugar on top.
From scratch pumpkin spice cookie recipe that's soft and chewy

Six large homemade pumpkin cookies on a tray. Three cookies have maple cream cheese icing, and the pumpkin cookies are plain with pumpkin sugar on top.

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

A sort and chewy pumpkin cookie with loads of pumpkin spice flavouring. You can serve these cookies with a simple pumpkin spice sugar topping or top them with a maple cream cheese icing, and have two amazing Fall flavours..
Print Recipe
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups white flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Maple Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • milk to moisten

Instructions

Pumpkin Cookie Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, soda and salt, pumpkin spice.  Mix well, set aside.
    A large bowl filled with dry ingredients for making pumpkin cookies.
  • In the bowl of your mixer cream the butter and oil until high and fluffy.  About 2-3 minutes.
  • 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.
    Mixing oil, butter, sugar together in a pumpkin cookie recipe
  • 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.  
    A tray full of pumpkin cookies on a cookie tray.
  • 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), then increase the speed.
  • Add the maple flavouring and beat until fluffy.
  • Add a the milk a tablespoon at a time until the icing is as thin as you like.
    Six large homemade pumpkin cookies on a tray. Three cookies have maple cream cheese icing, and the pumpkin cookies are plain with pumpkin sugar on top.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Pumpkin Cookie
Servings: 24 cookies
Cost: $7

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