pumpkin cookies recipes

14 Pumpkin Cookie Recipes That Will Leave You Wanting More

Pumpkin cookies, flavored with pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin purée, cinnamon, and/or ground ginger, are infused with the most exquisite flavors. They’re aromatic, delicious, and the perfect sweet treats to bake during autumn.

But pumpkin can be tricky to work with. The moisture content of pumpkin often makes it difficult to produce cookies that are light, pillowy soft, and chewy without being too dense. But don’t fret! With these pumpkin cookie recipes in your arsenal, you’ll be mastering pumpkin cookies in no time!

1. Brown Butter & Maple Chewy Pumpkin Cookies

Soft, chewy, and baked with a ton of brown butter, warm spices, and maple syrup, these pumpkin cookies are the epitome of perfection. Factor in a homemade coating made of light brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon, and you have a decadent treat to indulge in.

2. Chewy Maple Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies are slightly crisp around the edges and soft and gooey in the center. They get a touch of sweetness from maple syrup, which pairs well with the warming pumpkin notes and the rich caramel flavor from dark brown sugar. These cookies also fill your home with comforting aromas, giving you a taste of fall before you even bite into one.

3. Chewy Pumpkin Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies have a chewy center and are flavored with the perfect amount of pumpkin spice. They have an incredible texture and mouthfeel and are garnished with a spiced sugar topping to give you all the fall flavors you crave. They also don’t require any chill time, so you can make them even on hectic weekdays!

4. Iced Pumpkin Cookies

When you want something truly indulgent, these iced pumpkin cookies will not disappoint. They’re super soft and cake-like — kind of a cross between a muffin and a cookie! Serve them topped with vanilla glaze icing to give them a touch of sweetness without detracting from the pumpkin flavors. Serve warm!

5. Libby’s Pumpkin Cookies

Soft, fluffy, and packed with nostalgic warm spices, Libby’s pumpkin cookies are a work of art. These cake-like treats are made with canned pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and nutmeg, then drizzled with a simple sweet glaze for a wonderful finishing touch. They keep well in the fridge for a week and even make excellent gifts for friends and family!

6. Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies are soft and pillowy and are bursting with incredible flavors. You can serve the cake-like textured treats garnished with a swirl of light vanilla frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon to enjoy mouthwatering fall flavors in every bite. Are you new to baking? Refer to the tips section for a successful baking adventure.

7. Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

This fall dessert recipe produces the perfect treat to binge on — they’re so good that they’ll practically fly off your dessert table! Make them by combining staple cookie ingredients with a homemade pumpkin spice blend and canned pumpkin purée. They’re amazing as-is, but if you serve them with a cream cheese frosting, they’ll take on an otherworldly appeal.

8. Simple Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Here’s an easy autumn treat that comes together in just 30 minutes! It’s a creative variation of pumpkin cookies that has loads of chocolate chips to add some classic chocolatey goodness to the pumpkin purée. You can even make them vegan by substituting the egg with a flax or chia egg.

9. Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Elevate your dessert platter with these pumpkin oatmeal cookies. You’ll be using pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice, along with flour, egg, and baking soda, to produce soft, thick, and chewy cookies. They’re wonderful on their own, but you can also serve them topped with chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or vanilla glaze for added flavor and texture.

10. Soft Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies

These soft and chunky pumpkin cookies are made with canned pumpkin, warming spices, and vanilla extract and look like miniature pumpkin bread muffin tops! Serve them with a topping of vanilla glaze, and watch them vanish within minutes! The best thing? The dough is make-ahead friendly. A solid 5/5 for convenience.

11. Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Bursting with aromatic flavors, these pumpkin cookies are super soft and feature a delightful cream cheese frosting. The pumpkin puree gives the baked treat an earthy and sweet flavor, while the addition of aromatic spices like cinnamon and vanilla yields a flavorsome treat. You can top each cookie with the cream cheese frosting or layer it between two cookies for an Oreo-like sandwich cookie!

12. Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious; don’t be surprised if your guests come asking for the recipe! In it, the pumpkin flavor pairs well with inviting spices like cinnamon and the tangy cream cheese frosting, producing a wonderful medley of flavors. The recipe is adaptable, so you can tweak the ingredient list to make it gluten and dairy-free.

13. Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

Crispy on the outside and delightfully soft and cake-like on the inside, these pumpkin cookies are filled with warm autumn spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. They have an absolutely exquisite taste, and you can further elevate their appeal by serving them sprinkled with raw sugar.

14. Super Soft Pumpkin Cookies

You can make this quick and easy pumpkin recipe even on hectic weeknights. The cookies are soft and perfectly thick and chewy. They’re made with basic cookie ingredients and seasoned with autumn spices for a boost of fall flavors. Serve them with scrumptious maple cream cheese icing for an irresistible treat!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.