Pumpkin Cookies

October 14, 2009

Made a batch of pumpkin cookies last night and ate them by the fire. Doesn’t get much better than that. (I like mine sans chocolate chips. So I usually make half the batch with and half without.)

Edit: My apologies for not including the recipe when I first published the post. Here it is. I hope you love it.


Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies
I found the recipe years ago at verybestbaking.com

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
1 cup 100% pumpkin (you can find cans of this in the pie-filling section of the grocery store)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Glaze (see below)
Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or nuts.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease baking sheets.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and set aside. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

For Glaze:
Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 tsp vanilla in small bowl until smooth.

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1 Klaudette October 14, 2009 at 6:43 pm

recipe? these look good!


2 Amy October 14, 2009 at 7:14 pm

I would also love the recipe! Yum!


3 Tia Juana October 14, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Oh, please post the recipe!!!! Gabrielle, I rarely comment on your blog but I am a devoted faithful reader. You are truly a great example of a loving mother and wife with priorities in the right spot! Congratulations on your pregnancy, I have been enjoying all of the wonderful thoughts and feelings which celebrate such a wonderful, and sometimes challenging, time in a women's life. Again, please post the recipe!


4 laurencrouch82 October 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I would LOVE to have this recipe also!!!! Please, please, please


5 Barchbo October 14, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I don't have kids and I am barely married so I have not had time to build a recipe file….please post the recipe!

PS: DO people really put chocolate chips with pumpkin? Is that good?! I might put a little ginger in with pumpkin…mmmmm.


6 mrs boo radley October 14, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Yum! We just made something similar last week…squares and circles too. I love them with mini chocolate chips.


7 liz stanley October 14, 2009 at 10:43 pm

oh yes, I am a huge fan of pumpkin WITH chocolate chips. Just made some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins a couple days ago.


8 Lindsey Conrad - Nabors October 14, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Oh my goodness – those sounds SOO good! And I think I would like mine with chocolate chips too!! And eating them by the fire – you are right! What is better then a cozy fire and some yummy, homemade cookies???


9 OL' PAINTING October 14, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Never heart of a pumpkin cookie!
They look good. Share a recipe please!


10 Kristeee October 14, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Definitely need the recipe. :)


11 FPIESmommy October 15, 2009 at 12:00 am

I made pumpkin cookies the other day too – so yummy and one of my favorite fall treats.

First time posting – just discovered your blog. I love the pregnancy notes. Just awesome.


12 Mom in Mendon October 15, 2009 at 4:35 am

I like my pumpkin cookies without chips and with a little glaze, as you've shown. We can't get canned pumpkin in Russia, but we only miss it at this time of year. :)


13 Lynn from For Love or Funny October 15, 2009 at 5:24 am

Nothin' says autumn like "pumpkin."


14 Scattering Lupines October 15, 2009 at 6:55 am

recipe please! I can't seem to get mine to bake right. And these look perfect.


15 rose October 15, 2009 at 9:06 am

they look great…….love anything pumpkin… also looking for a good pumpkin muffin!


16 Jessica Jo October 15, 2009 at 9:58 am

what, no recipe? you tease!


17 Anna Liesemeyer October 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

thank you! I was just looking for a good recipe!


18 Mixing Bowl Mama October 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Yum, yum, yum…I'm so happy you iced these too!


19 Mariah October 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Please post a recipe!! :) YUM!


20 Allison October 15, 2009 at 2:55 pm

i am going to make some tonight!


21 Alison October 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Oh yum, now I need to bake…


22 kaz October 16, 2009 at 1:23 am

is pumpkin grown in a tin the same as pumpkin grown on a vine…i am an aussie & have often wondered about the whole tinned pumpkin thing??


23 Kristi November 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Yes, it’s the same thing. You can also take a small pumpkin and roast it in the oven, scoop out the pulp and use that. I’m sure there are some instructions on the web. I did it one but it was many years ago…


24 alizarins October 16, 2009 at 10:05 am

I'm just getting ready to make these but is vanilla missing from the cookie ingredients?? It says beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla but I do not see the amount in the list.


25 Andrea October 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Okay, I am making these this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!


26 Rizzle October 16, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm making these tonight!


27 Aimee Friedrich October 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm

yum! been wanting to make pumpkin something lately.


28 Sarah October 18, 2009 at 6:11 am

you forgot to mention how much vanilla is needed. thanks for posting!


29 Tiffany October 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm

These cookies are really good, made them this weekend and they are a new family favorite!


30 Design Mom October 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Hey friends! I hope you like the recipe. So yummy.

alizarins, Oops. Sorry for the mistake. I fixed the recipe to include the vanilla.


31 Kiera October 20, 2009 at 7:14 am

these were awesome. like muffin tops! i made mine sans the glaze and a definite on the chocolate chips!


32 Jennifer October 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. I just made these cookies after you posted the recipe. These are AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us. :)

Love your blog, too!


33 Expat Mama in Switzerland October 31, 2012 at 2:54 am

Thanks for posting! Since they don’t do trick or treating over here in Lausanne, Switzerland, my 4 year old and I will be baking these instead!


34 Dave November 19, 2012 at 3:01 am

After recently discovering the delights of making my own banana muffins a few days ago…I might just give these a try :-)


35 Ananasa November 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

These look simple amazing, thank you so much for sharing! Great recipe to have and amazing pictures too!

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36 J October 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Oh Gosh, this is the recipe I use from an Amish cookbook from when we lived in the Midwest. Except I just use powdered sugar and boiling water for a glaze and less sugar. We are now in southern California but my girls still love them, just made a triple batch to send to my now college student in Northern California, the band and field hockey team. Go pumpkin cookies!!!!


37 Teri October 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Just finished baking these, and even with my usually cooler oven, it took me only 10 minutes before they were unquestionably done. They are delicious, but I’d keep your eye on them, and trust your experience. I was determined to cook them 15 minutes- so the first batch is dry, dry, dry!


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