The Best Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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Pumpkin cravings anyone? If you are in need of a pumpkin fix these pumpkin cookies are for you. These pumpkin cookies are soft, melt-in-your mouth delicious with the right amount of pumpkin that will keep you coming for more. They are by far one of the best cookies I have ever had.  It is so good Grandma would approve.The Best Pumpkin Cookies

This time of the year reminds me of my grandmother and having anything pumpkin reminds me of her. After making this delicious pumpkin cake, I was looking for other pumpkin recipes. When I saw this pumpkin cookie recipe on Nestle’s website here, I decided to give it a whirl. Since then I have made it about six times but who is counting. It is kid tested and approved. My little man who does not like cakes or cookies loves them.

I have adjusted the recipe a little by substituting some of the granulated sugar with brown sugar and adding some pumpkin spice. You can taste the richness of the molasses flavor from the brown sugar, but it is not over the top.  I also made it sugar-free and it was still good.  It is very hard to resist the urge to eat them right out of the oven. Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies are delicious by themselves, but just a little drizzle of frosting (or a dollop) is enough to take it over the edge.  I bumped up the flavor on the frosting by adding some pumpkin puree, replaced the milk with heavy cream and eliminated the butter. The result, a creamy delicious pumpkin flavored frosting.  I made one batch without the frosting and the little man still enjoyed it.  Which tells you…. With or without frosting the pumpkin cookies are still yummy.

Steps to make the Pumpkin Cookies:

Step 1: Mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl.pumpkin-cookies-recipe

Step 2: Mix the brown sugar and the granulated sugar with the butter until light and fluffy. Then add egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla together.pumpkin-cookies-butter-w-sugar

 

Step 3: Add the dry ingredients mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Be careful not to over mix.

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Step 4: Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and using a cookie scoop space each pumpkin cookie evenly. Make sure they are not too close or they will stick together.pumpkin-cookies-spaced-out-evenly

Step 5: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pumpkin cookies are brown around the edge and the bottom.Pumpkin-Cookies-top-view

The Best Pumpkin Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 22-25

Ingredients

  • Recipe adapted from Nestle
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsps heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin puree

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Step 1: Mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Step 2: Mix the brown sugar and the granulated sugar with the butter until light and fluffy. Then add egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla together.
  4. Step 3: Add the dry ingredients mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Step 4: Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and using a cookie scoop space each pumpkin cookie evenly. Make sure they are not too close or they will stick together.
  6. Step 5: Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pumpkin cookies are brown around the edge and the bottom.
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