Pumpkin Pie Pillows


These yummy pumpkin cookies get their name from their unique pillowy shape. Be sure to drizzle these easy cookies with browned butter glaze for extra sweetness.

Pumpkin Pie Pillows
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
50 mins
Bake Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
64 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Browned Butter Glaze (optional)

Browned Butter Glaze

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add next four ingredients (through salt) and beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Beat in flour.

  2. Place dough in a decorating bag fitted with a 1/2-inch open star tip. Pipe 2-inch strips or "s" shapes onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. Remove; cool on a wire rack. If desired, brush or drizzle with Browned Butter Glaze. Let stand until glaze is set.

Browned Butter Glaze

  1. For browned butter, in a small heavy saucepan cook and stir 1/4 cup butter over medium heat until melted. Continue cooking for 6 to 9 minutes or until butter turns golden, stirring frequently. Cool slightly. In a small bowl stir together the browned butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, and 2 tablespoons milk. If necessary, stir in additional milk (1 tablespoon), 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze reaches drizzling consistency.

To Store

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Folate, total 21.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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