Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

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These Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze are full of cinnamon, spice and everything nice! They were a massive hit with my taste testers and have me craving all things pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze
Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

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As far as cookies go, these are certainly more of the cakey variety, but they are absolute cookie perfection. They are super moist, and the glaze makes them even moister. Plus, the spices in the cookie and the additional cinnamon in the glaze ramp up the flavor and will make you want to shove 5 cookies in your mouth at a time. I might have done it myself.

Ok not really, I do have some self control. But it took all of it to not do that. ๐Ÿ™‚

One thing to note when baking these is that unlike the other cookie recipes I have where you want to under bake the cookies just slightly, you don’t want to under bake these. If you under bake them, they will stay under baked. Instead, watch them as they get close to being done and take them out just as the tops start to look done. They spread a fair bit while baking, but you’ll still want to flatten them just a bit before baking. If they stay too tall, the bottom will get too cooked before the tops are done.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze
Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

So I have to say, I had the nicest weekend. We have been crazy busy every weekend for the past month, so it was nice to have a free weekend. The hubs was even busy and out of the house most of the weekend, so I got to get reacquainted with one of my favorite things – baking on the weekends. Stress-free, care-free baking. It felt like such a novelty.

It’s hard being busy so many weekends in a row because then almost all of my baking has to take place during the week, when I’m also writing posts and doing countless other things. I’ve been feeling like my creativity was getting a little zapped with the stress of it all.

It finally came back to me this weekend. I got to sleep in, work out, be a little lazy and bake with no time limit. I am so pumped for all the baking coming up now! I’ve decided fall is my new favorite season because of all the spices and flavors. I LOVE me some cinnamon and find myself adding plenty of it and I don’t have to apologize for it in fall recipes. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

I just bought a big new bottle of ground cinnamon and I hope to use very last bit of it. Get ready. What do you say we start with these cookies?

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Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 20-24 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze are full of cinnamon, spice and everything nice! They were a massive hit with my taste testers and have me craving all things pumpkin.




  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves


  • 1 cup powdered sugar (plus more if needed for thickness)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


1. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
2. Add the pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Dough will be sticky.
4. Drop 2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Because the dough is sticky, I dropped a tablespoon at a time, then lightly pressed them together and flattened them just a bit.
5. Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.
6. Let cool for 1 minute, then move to cooling rack to finish cooling.
7. When cookies are cool, whisk together ingredients for the glaze.
8. Drizzle glaze over cookies. Allow to dry.

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  1. Michelle @My California Kitchen

    Love that you challenged yourself to finish a big bottle of cinnamon! That cinnamon glaze looks amazing!

  2. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    These look delicious! I am craving all things pumpkin too but I haven’t actually broken open my first can yet! #forshame Pinned!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      This was my first can and I’ve since gone back to apple, but I think the pumpkin will come out again later this week. I’m loving both right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Yum! That glaze looks spoon-licking good! I would definitely be shoving 5 of these in my face!

  4. Michal

    Wow! this looks super delicious!
    I just started baking and experimenting with pumpkin, can’t believe i didn’t give it the right respect.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Rachel @ Bakerita

    I love that it’s time for pumpkin baking again! These cookies look fabulous – love that glaze!

  6. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    sleeping in with no time limit is so great and re-freshing isn’t it ๐Ÿ˜‰ gotta have those weekends sometimes ! …These look perfect! I love how thick they are ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I love the choice of glaze instead of frosting…I am partial to glaze over frosting! yum! pinned!

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Yes, those weekends help keep me sane. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love glaze on a cookie too, thanks Michele!

  7. Mir

    Baking when nobody’s in the house is one of life’s greatest luxuries. You can hum to yourself as you measure flour, or just revel in total silence. Love it.
    Love these cookies, too! That drizzle is so nice! And they look soft and perfect.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thanks Mir! And yes, my personal favorite is to turn on some music and dance around the kitchen while baking. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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