Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Using canned pumpkin and your pantry baking staples you'll create one of the most delicious pumpkin recipes you've ever tasted. You can toss out those other pumpkin cookie recipes, this is the only one you'll ever need.

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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

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  • Makes: 60 servings
  • Makes: about 60 cookies
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins 350°F per batch

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  2. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes about 60 cookies.

From the Test Kitchen

Make it Giant:

Drop 1/4-cup portions of dough 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until tops are set and edges are golden. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Top cooled cookies with Brown Sugar Icing and pumpkin pie spice. Makes 26 cookies.

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764 Ratings
256 Days Ago
First batch of Pumpkin Cookies for the year, in the books. Sorry, October. I couldn't wait. #Cookies #Pumpkin #PumpkinCookies #FallBaking
256 Days Ago
This happened today!! #fallinflorida #pumpkincookies #longlivethebakery
256 Days Ago
#pumpkincookies Thanks for the recipe @alihaveman and pretty much baking them with me via FaceTime ;) #fallbaking
fattysisterdesserts 256 Days Ago
Melt in your mouth Pumpkin Cookies with a Cream Cheese Frosting #fattysisterdesserts #pumpkincookies #cookies #fallbaking #cupcakes #torontobakers #creamcheese #nutella #instabakers #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #pumpkineverything #pumpkinspicecookies
christine.e.baldwin 256 Days Ago
Anyone want some pumpkin cookies? I have over 70 here the recipe showed ingredients for 25 cookies so I'm not sure what went wrong oh well those are my husbands and mine favorite cookies so it's not too bad
akhimama 256 Days Ago
Fall Favorite! Homemade pumpkin cookies. #fall #pumpkincookies #lovelanguage #familytradition #wantone #enjoylife# fallfavorite #pumpkineverything
suziescookies 256 Days Ago
Pumpkin Pumpkin everywhere! It's a pumpkin kinda of day. Soft pumpkin spice cookies with browned butter frosting!! Goes together so deliciously with a hot #starbuckspsl #pumpkincookies #baking #etsyseller #etsyshop #cookies #freeshipping #couponcode #suziescookies
emilykallies 256 Days Ago
Pumpkin Cookies Recipe by @dearcrissy #cookies #baking #baked #pumpkin #pumpkincookies #instagood
prevostc 187 Days Ago
I just made these today and do not think they live up to their name. They are sweet, not at all pumpkin flavored as outlined in this recipe. The frosting is also just sweet. I won't make them again. I've made lots of pumpkin cookies and these do not measure up. Usually BHG cookie recipes are good.
Karen Hertz McDonald 247 Days Ago
Wonder what type of frosting could be 'poured' over the cookies so that they would dry and then have a 'non-sticky' coating?
Jeanne Dauray 253 Days Ago
Made these with freshly canned Luxury Pie Pumpkin, but I only baked a "half" recipe. In spite of cooking a "half" recipe, and using a measured heaping teaspoon, I still ended up with 52 cookies - very glad I did not do a full batch. In any event, I cooked mine at 350 F, but on the convection setting. The cookies came out very cake-like with very lightly browned edges and not overly moist, as some have complained about with this recipe. They were light, the perfect amount of moistness, and absolutely delicious. One change I did make at the suggestion of others was to increase the spice. I made a mixture of 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 3/4 tsp ginger, and 1/4 tsp allspice. I put 2 tsp of the mix into the cookies, and sprinkled about a tsp of it into the icing mix (added at the of cooking the butter and brown sugar). Also, I felt the icing needed a bit more milk, so I added a few more tbsps to make it more spreadable. In terms of the taste of the icing - it is good, but very sweet. I also found the cookies were excellent without the icing too. Very good recipe that I will definitely make again.
Barbara Krogh 262 Days Ago
I have this recipe and it also calls for a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the cookie dough.
Kathy LaMay 273 Days Ago
I made these cookies. Great pumpkin taste but too moist. (almost soggy) Stored them in both airtight and tin. Never really dried up............... Never did frost them. Not worth the 2lbs of butter...........
Kim Cameron 281 Days Ago
The texture was great but the flavor really lacked - even with the frosting. I don't think I would've known they were pumpkin cookies had I not made them myself. Really disappointed and won't be making them again.
Jenna Rouse 298 Days Ago
I made these last year for my kids elementary school fall festivals. I had teachers at both schools ask me for the recipe and this year I've had several people beg me to make them again (which, a year later, means they were definitely memorable). They really are delicious.
Mary Vander Meulen 320 Days Ago
I'm definitely going to try these. Thanks!
Candice Radam 323 Days Ago
This makes *60* cookies FYI.
Emma Fournier 627 Days Ago
Is it possible to freeze them? Thanks for any advice

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