dessert · Fall · Fast dessert · pumpkin

You Will Love These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Last Monday I shared a savory pumpkin recipe, so I thought we’d go sweet today. These pumpkin sugar cookies are perfect this time of year!

pumpkin cookie 1a

These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies caught my eye on Pinterest. They whipped up really fast. Even with adding the icing, a half batch took me less than an hour from start to finish.  These are called Sugar Cookies, but they’re fluffier than a traditional recipe, so keep that in mind when you pull the little clouds from the oven.  They are fluffy in the middle and have a little crispiness on the edges.  Yum.

pumpkin cookie 2

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies


  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

For the Frosting:

  • 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter, sugar, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Scoop a tablespoon of cookie dough then roll in sugar. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies are lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl, beat all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Frost the top of each cookie with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with cinnamon. (I used sprinkles)

To be honest, I think I like the cookies better without the icing.  A little sprinkle of coarse sugar on top is what I’m going to try next time.  I will make these again.  They were not too pumpkin-y – just enough and definitely had that fall dessert vibe!

If you haven’t listened to the latest episode of the Refresh Her podcast, you can hear it here: Episode 2 – Come And Find Rest. Grab a pumpkin sugar cookie and a cup of coffee and be refreshed!

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