Pumpkin-Praline Cookies

Soft pumpkin cookies are dotted with toasted pecans and topped with a sweet brown butter icing.

pumpkin cookies topped with frosting on a marble gray background
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
70 cookies


  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 8 ounce pkg. almond toffee bits

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 recipe Brown Butter Icing


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl stir together first five ingredients (through salt).

  2. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and pumpkin. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in toffee bits and pecans.

  3. Drop dough by small (2-tsp.) scoops 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Spread cookies with Brown Butter Icing.

Brown Butter Icing

In a medium saucepan melt 1/4 cup butter over low heat. Continue heating until butter turns a delicate light brown, stirring occasionally (be careful not to burn). Remove from heat. Stir in 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 2 tsp. vanilla. Use immediately (icing will harden quickly).

To Store

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container. Store frosted cookies at room temperature up to 3 days. Store unfrosted cookies in freezer up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies if frozen and frost as directed.


To make 45 medium cookies, use a 1 1/2-Tbsp. scoop. To make 22 large cookies, use a 3-Tbsp. scoop. Bake cookies as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
5g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 70
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 22mg 0%
Folate, total 8.6mcg

*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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