Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies

by / ⠀Desserts Recipes / October 11, 2013

Soft and fluffy pumpkin cookies are sweetened up every so slightly with a light drizzle of glaze. Whip up a batch of these to share with your office or to share with the whole family!


Makes: 18 cookies

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purΓ©e (canned or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars, about 3-4 minutes. Add pumpkin purΓ©e, egg, and vanilla.

2. In a separate bowl, add the remaining ingredients and whisk together. While mixing, add the dry mixture to the wet mixture a little at a time.

3. Drop tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto a silicon mat-lined baking sheet 1-1/2 inches apart. Bake until light golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.

4. Make glaze: Stir milk into sugar. Once cookies have cooled, drizzle glaze over cookies.

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Kristianne is the founder of My San Francisco Kitchen, where she shares everyday recipes that focus on cooking/baking from scratch.

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