Pumpkin Spice Cookies

In case you didn’t get enough pumpkin during my Week of Pumpkin, here’s another recipe for you. These cookies are similar to Hubby’s all time favorite cookies, but they have a subtle hint of pumpkin flavor. I like that they aren’t super cakey like most pumpkin cookies. They are extremely moist and delicious. Hubby and I really enjoyed them and I think they’d make a great addition to any holiday spread.

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Yield: ~3 dozen


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for rolling
1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/3 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt


Beat the butter in a large bowl. Add 1 cup sugar, pumpkin, molasses, and egg and continue beating until well combined and fluffy.

Sift together remaining ingredients and gradually add to wet ingredients, beating on low speed until thoroughly incorporate. Refrigerate for up to one hour or until batter can be handled (I was impatient so I put the bowl in the freezer for about 25 minutes).

Preheat oven to 350F. Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a pie dish. Form the batter into walnut-sized balls. roll in sugar and arrange on cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.

Cool for a few minutes on sheets and then remove to wire racks to continue cooling.

Recipe from Cara

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6 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Cookies”

  1. #
    stephchows — November 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    mmmm the picture is seriously making me drool!

  2. #
    Megan — November 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I love all things pumpkin, I have got to try these.

  3. #
    nutmegnanny — November 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    As you pointed out, I think it’s neat they are more crisp than the usual pumpkin cookie. They sound delicious!

  4. #
    Ashley — November 14, 2009 at 2:53 am

    These look great! What cute little cookies – I definitely want to try these ones out!

  5. #
    Kasey — November 17, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I made these yesterday and took them into the office today. Everyone loved them! Thanks so much for the posting!

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    Kathleen — November 21, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Wow! I thought I was the only one who preferred a chewy cookie to a cakey one! I just bookmarked this page!! Thanks for sharing

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