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Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Cookie Recipes

Updated on August 23, 2017

Pumpkin Cookies Are Easy To Make And Fun To Eat

I love pretty much any dessert made with pumpkins and my recipe for Pumpkin Cookies has been a holiday tradition at our house for the past several years.

I'll not only share my recipe for these yummy and easy to make cookies that you can whip up for the holidays and throughout the year, I will also share several other pumpkin cookie recipes that I've discovered that you might also like to try.

These pumpkin cookies have gone through several experiments on my part and no matter how I tweak them they are still awesome!

Pumpkin cookies are great to give as gifts to co-workers, family and friends or just to have on hand for the winter munchies. They are also easily frozen if you want to make them ahead of time for enjoying throughout the year.

Image Above Courtesy of Crystal

Start With Canned Pure Pumpkin

Libby's Pure Canned Pumpkin
Libby's Pure Canned Pumpkin

Image Courtesy of sarae

Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Cookies

Each year, my husband will usually take a plate of treats that I've made for his co-workers to fight over during the holidays.

One employee would start hinting around every year in the fall about how much she loved my Pumpkin Cookies. She LOVED these cookies! I had to make sure I gave her a few extra as she could never quite get enough.

I learned to always make extra of whatever I was planning on sending to work with him so that everyone felt the Holiday Love.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 to 40 minutes

Serves: 24


  • 3/4 cup of Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Butter - Melted
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar - Firmly Packed
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 Egg - Lightly Beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Flavoring
  • 1 15 oz. Can of Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup chopped Walnuts


  2. -Heat Oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. -Chop the Walnuts
  4. -Combine all Dry ingredients (except Walnuts) in a large bowl - stir or sift together well.
  5. ***Wet Mixture***
  6. -Place the melted butter, oil and sugar in a Large mixing bowl and cream together.
  7. -Add the egg, vanilla, and pumpkin to the mixture and mix well.
  8. ***Add Dry Ingredients To Wet Mixture***
  9. -Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture about a Cup or less at a time.
  10. -Mix well in between each addition of dry to wet.
  11. -When all of dry ingredients and wet are combined, STIR in the chopped Walnuts until well mixed.
  12. -Drop mixture by rounded spoonfuls onto Ungreased cookie sheet.
  13. -Place in oven and bake about 15 minutes on non-shiny sheet and about 20 minutes on shiny sheet.
  14. -Don't over bake!
  15. ***These cookies are on the softer chewy side so be careful not to over bake.
  16. ***Oven times may vary so you may want to cook longer or less than I have suggested.
  17. ***You may use less Pumpkin Pie Spice flavoring than I do but I found the cookies were quite bland without it.
5 stars from 1 rating of Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree - How To Make Fresh Pumpkin Puree!

Several demonstrations are gathered here for you to watch and learn if you would prefer your Pumpkin Puree to be fresh. Click on any video to watch!

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Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipe - From Guilty Kitchen

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

I found this recipe at Guilty Kitchen where Elizabeth shares her Recipe for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies.

She says the cookies are both crispy and chewy fresh out of the oven so it is best to cook in small batches and freeze the rest of the dough until you are ready to cook more.

The recipe calls for 1 cup of pumpkin butter for which she shares 2 different methods for preparing it.

I'm thinking I would be tempted to eat the first half of the batch in the morning and the second half in the evening!

Image by Permission and Courtesy of Elizabeth at

Best Pumpkin Cookies Recipe - With Penuche Glaze

Best Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
Best Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Oh my but the image submitted for these pumpkin cookies just looks like something from the '50s or '60s to me and I love that!

These remind me of being little and all the sparkly things that made something homemade taste even yummier.

This simple recipe has a Penuche Glaze that includes brown sugar, confectioner's sugar, and butter as part of the ingredients.

I have a feeling that the baker for the photo above did not use dark brown sugar so feel free to experiment with your glaze recipe!

Take a look at all the photos submitted to get even more ideas for this Best Pumpkin Cookies Recipe on

Photo by truebrit

What's Your Opinion?

Do you feel it is better to use fresh pumpkin or pumpkin from a can?

Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe - Make Easy Decorations On Your Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

These pumpkin cookies look so pretty and from the photos shared with the recipe, the possibilities are endless for how to add yummy toppings!

The icing sounds very simple to make and would add a nice creative touch I think.

It would be pretty easy to make flowers, trees, snow men and Angel designs!

Visit this recipe to learn how to make the Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe.

Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Image courtesy of The Tedster

Baking Pumpkin Cookies - How To Video

I came across this video on Visit this link where she lists her Recipe for Pumpkin Cookies and you can read it there.

Don't these BIG Pumpkin Cookies look awesome? They remind me of Cinnamon Rolls. Yum!

I would love to hear what you think about these pumpkin cookie recipes and if you found one you would like to try. :)


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