Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting

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These Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting are all the things you want in a cookie! Thick and cakey, we lightened them up and packed them with warm spices for a completely snackable cookie that you will be creating all season lengthy! And mainly because soft pumpkin cookies are so swift and uncomplicated.. there is no explanation not to!

We are Group PUMPKIN all the way. Not only is it such a quintessential fall flavor- but the enhance of nutrition is fairly great also. If you adore pumpkin as a great deal as we do, you will not want to cease at these soft pumpkin cookies. Check out our Pumpkin Apple Muffins, Toasted Coconut Pumpkin Bread, or Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cake. We also adore pumpkin in this hummus, macaroni and cheese, and Pumpkin Soup!

soft pumpkin cookie stack with maple frosting and fall sprinkles

How to Make Soft Pumpkin Cookies

The Quantity One particular explanation we adore to make pumpkin cookies is the taste, certainly. Not also sweet, thick, soft and cakey.. with just the excellent hint of warm fall spice. But the reality that they are so darn uncomplicated and virtually fool-proof? That’s a seriously close second.

  1. Mix up your sugar and wet components– no electric mixer necessary!
  2. Whisk with each other the dry components.
  3. Add your dry components to your wet and components, and stir to combine.
  4. BAKE! It’ll be tempting to consume them all ideal away, but the flavor improves with time!
  5. Whisk with each other your maple icing. Optional, but completely scrumptious.
  6. Spread on your cooled cookies and devour!!

Seriously… no chilling, rolling, or cutting. Just straightforward, no-fuss, scrumptious cookies. Is it any explanation we adore these humble small cookies so a great deal??

soft pumpkin cookie with maple frosting and fall sprinkles

Can you Freeze Soft Pumpkin Cookies?

This recipe does not make a pretty substantial batch of cookies. However, I will commonly double the recipe to share with good friends and neighbors. Also- they freeze excellent! The will keep super fresh for up to 2 months in a freezer-protected ziplock bag. I like to spot the cooled cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze till they’ve hardened just before adding them all to the bag. If you program on freezing some of them, do not frost them! Frost when you are prepared to serve.

What if I do not have Pumpkin Pie Spice?

If you do not have pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1/2 teaspoon every single: ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground allspice, and ground ginger.

overhead view of soft pumpkin cookies with maple frosting

Do you adore all the things pumpkin?? What are your preferred issues to make when pumpkin season rolls about? We hope you will adore these Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting as a great deal as we do!

soft pumpkin cookies on a white tray with leaf sprinkles and maple frosting


  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 substantial egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Maple Frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.

  • In a medium bowl or stand mixer, blend with each other the butter, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, maple syrup, egg and vanilla.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon with each other. Add to the wet components and stir till properly blended.

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop out balls of dough that are about 2 tbsp of dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 9 to 11 minutes or till they have puffed up and are set on the edges but nonetheless beneath baked in the middle. Do not more than bake or they will be dry and not chewy.

  • While the cookies cool, make the frosting. In a smaller bowl combine all components for the frosting. Use a hand mixer to whip the components with each other till smooth.

  • Once the cookies have cooled fully, frost and prime with sprinkles to make them a bit more exciting. Enjoy!

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