The Best Pumpkin Cookies Ever!!

Now, I haven't had many pumpkin cookies so in my limited tasting – these are the best! They are melt in your mouth delicious!!

I discovered these on Pinterest (surprise, surprise) but the recipe is orginally found on Better Homes and Garden. I whipped these up over the weekend while the kids were napping!

The BHG recipe yields 60 cookies. I cut the recipe in half because I have no business having 60 cookies in my house right now!


  • 1 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Cookie Icing:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • About 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat the butter with a mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in flour using a wooden spoon as needed to stir in any remaining flour.

2.  Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Let cool (use a wire rack if available).

{You can make them round and pretty but time was of the essence since our little guy will some times only sleep 30-45 minutes.}

3. To make the icing, heat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth in a small saucepan. 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 30 cookies.

With the kids waking up from naps, I had diapers to change and babies to feed so Walt took over and iced the cookies. Not bad right? :)

I've filed these as a family favorite! But give them a shot and you be the judge.

Fall is the season for pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin beers, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones, pumpkin soup, jack-o-lanterns and more! What's your favorite pumpkin thing?

Thanks for visiting!!

Linking to: The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Frugal Girls, The CSI Project, Centsational Girl, Serenity Now, Design, Dining and Diapers, Tatertots and Jello


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  1. elenalopez says:

    Angela, I'm so glad you are taking the time to snap shots of the cutest moments–I like the capture of Jacob's greenish/purplish eye, Lily's dress up in beautiful colors and Preston's thumb in his mouth. I also like Lily up in the air with Walt as well as Preston's toes. I like the 3 of them lying down to see the size difference. GREAT CAPTURES! Keep it up!

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