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A stack of four pumpkin spice cookies on a small piece of wax paper with the top one missing two big bites

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 22
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These moist and tender Pumpkin Cookies are full of cozy fall spices, and drizzled with a sweet cinnamon glaze. The best part is, you can whip them up in under 30 minutes!


For the Pumpkin Cookies

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

For the Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar (plus more if needed for thickness)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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.


  • Yield: Makes 20-24 cookies.
  • To Store: Store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, separating layers with parchment or wax paper. Bring to room temperature before enjoying if desired.
  • To Freeze: Place cookies on a baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Once firm, transfer to a freezer-safe container and store for up to 3 months. Separate layers with wax paper and thaw before enjoying.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 151
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 83 mg
  • Fat: 6.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.5 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg