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Easy Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are the ultimate combination of two of your favorite foods. A soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe with that perfect hint of pumpkin spice is a great new addition to your holiday baking routine. Make this recipe and share it with friends and family all season!

Want another fall cookie to make with these pumpkin spice sugar cookies? You have to try Dutch Apple Pie Cookies for another great fall flavor everyone loves!

Pumpkin sugar cookies laying on a wooden surface with cinnamon sticks in background

Easy Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies Recipe

These pumpkin spice sugar cookies are such a treat!   I have always loved a classic sugar cookie, but adding pumpkin pie spice to the mixture really makes these a perfect cookie for sharing.  Soft on the inside with that classic sprinkle of sugar on top, they make everyone smile!
If you love pumpkin and cookies, make sure to check out my recipe for pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting as well as, my classic pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Can I Freeze This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Dough?

I love to freeze cookie dough. Sometimes, I like to freeze it as a batch, just move the whole batch of cookie dough to an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze.

Other times, however, I like to make make the cookie balls ahead of time.  This helps make it a lot easier to grab just a few out at a time to bake.  Which, for me, is good.  If I had the whole batch available all of the time, it could be a bit bad for my waistline!

The easiest way to do this is to roll the balls and place them on a lined baking sheet, then loosely cover with plastic wrap and pop into the freezer for around an hour.  Pull them out once they have frozen a bit, and then throw into a dated and labeled freezer storage bag.  This prevents them from sticking together in the freezer and makes it easy to grab a few and bake whenever you have a craving.

Stack of pumpkin spice sugar cookies on a white wooden surface

Can I Use Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice in This Recipe?

You can certainly make your own homemade pumpkin spice. It is easy to make and stores beautifully. Add together the flavors of your pumpkin spice and store it in an airtight container.  I like to use a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and allspice.  You can play with the amounts until you find the right amounts, but I typically start with a cinnamon base, then add about 1/2 the amount of all of the other spices and mix together.

Up close picture of pumpkin spice sugar cookies on wooden table

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

  • Butter
  • Pumpkin
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

As with most cookie recipes, you will begin by blending together your wet ingredients.  I like using a stand mixer for this recipe to make it easier and keep my hands free for measuring, etc. while cooking.

Next, you will combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  I often will sift them so there are no lumps, but you can also just whisk them together.

Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and beat until just combined.  Make sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl and do a final stir before forming dropping by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.

Add a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top if desired.

Baking sheet filled with pumpkin spice sugar cookies in an oven

Tip:  Use parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet on your cookie sheet to help prevent sticking to the pan.

Bake as directed until just set and starting to turn a nice golden brown around the top and edges.

Tall stack of pumpkin sugar cookies next to a bottle of milk

Servings: 24

Easy Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies Recipe

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
 
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are the ultimate combination of two of your favorite foods. A soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe with that perfect hint of pumpkin spice is a great new addition to your holiday baking routine. Make this recipe and share it with friends and family all season!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon Optional

Instructions

  1. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the butter, pumpkin, sugar, eggs, Vanilla, and milk, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt, until well blended.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, and mix on low until the ingredients are blended.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and mix again.
  5. Line 2 cookie sheets with Parchment paper, and drop the cookies by the Tablespoonful onto the Parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  6. Sprinkle the tops with the cinnamon-sugar mixture if desired.
  7. Bake the cookies at 375 for 10 -12 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.
  8. Remove cookies from oven to a wire rack to cool. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197.18 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.51g7%
Saturated Fat 2.64g17%
Cholesterol 27.87mg9%
Sodium 90.34mg4%
Potassium 51.6mg1%
Carbohydrates 37.45g12%
Fiber 0.47g2%
Sugar 25.18g28%
Protein 2.33g5%
Vitamin A 349.43IU7%
Vitamin C 0.28mg0%
Calcium 16.97mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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