Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting

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These Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting are anything 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 simply because soft pumpkin cookies are so fast and straightforward.. there is no cause not to!

We are Group PUMPKIN all the way. Not only is it such a quintessential fall flavor- but the enhance of nutrition is quite amazing also. If you appreciate 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 appreciate 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 cause we appreciate 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 straightforward and virtually fool-proof? That’s a actually close second.

  1. Mix up your sugar and wet components– no electric mixer expected!
  2. Whisk collectively 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 correct away, but the flavor improves with time!
  5. Whisk collectively your maple icing. Optional, but completely scrumptious.
  6. Spread on your cooled cookies and devour!!

Seriously… no chilling, rolling, or cutting. Just basic, no-fuss, scrumptious cookies. Is it any cause we appreciate 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 really massive batch of cookies. However, I will typically double the recipe to share with good friends and neighbors. Also- they freeze terrific! The will remain super fresh for up to 2 months in a freezer-secure ziplock bag. I like to spot the cooled cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze till they’ve hardened ahead of 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 appreciate anything pumpkin?? What are your favored items to make when pumpkin season rolls about? We hope you will appreciate 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 massive 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 collectively 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 collectively. 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 nevertheless below 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 modest bowl combine all components for the frosting. Use a hand mixer to whip the components collectively till smooth.

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

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