Pumpkin Spice Spiral Cookies

Celebrate fall flavors any time of year using our pumpkin spice pinwheel cookie recipe. All you need to achieve the autumnal flavor is canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, which you can find any time of year.

Pumpkin Spice Spiral Cookies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
4 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 5 mins
40 cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Icing


  1. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon spice, and salt. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1 egg, and the vanilla. Beat in flour.

  2. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; chill until easy to handle, 30 to 60 minutes. Meanwhile, for filling, in a small bowl combine 1/2 cup pumpkin, brown sugar, egg yolk, and 1 teaspoon spice.

  3. On a floured surface roll dough to a 15x10-inch rectangle. Spread with pumpkin filling. Cut rectangle in half crosswise. Tightly roll up dough halves, starting from short sides; pinch to seal edges. Wrap rolls in plastic wrap; freeze about 4 hours or until firm enough to slice.

  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.

  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with Cream Cheese Icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

In a medium bowl beat 2 oz. softened cream cheese and 1 Tbsp. softened butter with a mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in 3/4 cup powdered sugar and enough milk (3 to 4 tsp.) to make drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
3g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Folate, total 15.1mcg

*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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