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  • 4 Rating Star 91
  • 1 Rating Star 70
  • 3 Rating Star 69
  • 2 Rating Star 41
  • 0 Rating Star 10

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 the recipe for other easy pumpkin desserts; these pumpkin spice cookies are the only ones you'll ever need.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 1 g protein.

Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

09/26/2017
5 stars, killer good--I've now made these several times! Not the prettiest cookie on the tray, but addictingly delicious! I got over 70 cookies in the batch. They come out light, moist, and more cake-like than dense, and the pumpkin flavor is not prominent. I make 1-1/2 batches of frosting. Mmmmm!

Most helpful critical review

01/18/2017
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.
712 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 431
  • 4 Rating Star 91
  • 1 Rating Star 70
  • 3 Rating Star 69
  • 2 Rating Star 41
  • 0 Rating Star 10
09/26/2017
5 stars, killer good--I've now made these several times! Not the prettiest cookie on the tray, but addictingly delicious! I got over 70 cookies in the batch. They come out light, moist, and more cake-like than dense, and the pumpkin flavor is not prominent. I make 1-1/2 batches of frosting. Mmmmm!
11/06/2017
These are awesome cookies! They are great year round, not just for the holidays. I make them all of the time! Yum!
11/11/2017
I make these cookies every fall. I learned of this recipe from a bakery I used to work at. These were the most requested cookies in the fall!
11/07/2017
These cookies were delicious. I added chopped crystalized ginger for that "wow" factor and it really worked. Will definitely make again.
10/21/2017
I made these they were yum!
10/13/2017
I followed step by step instructions, I thought it was a lot of butter as well but followed the directions and don't think they are that impressive... My kids in the other hand loved it saying it was better than my drop chocolate cookies. Not very sweet for those who rather not use icing. I used store bought icing as I ran out of butter. My cookies looked like puff dough not as nice as the one pictured. I have a huge batch of cookie dough by chance my kids love it!
10/11/2017
Any recipe with 2 cups of butter can be a "melt in your mouth" recipe. The challenge would be to make them "melt in your mouth " delicious and healthy, & NOT ALL that butter. Then I would be amazed.
01/18/2017
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.
10/24/2016
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...........