Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Sugar Glaze

My sister shared this recipe with me over the weekend and I knew I had to make them immediately! They are very soft, cake-like cookies that are so delicate and sweet. A perfect pumpkin spice flavor with the brown sugar glaze sends them over the top. Make these soon!

Hudson is a HUGE fan of these cookies. :)

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Sugar Glaze
adapted from

1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Brown Sugar Glaze
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Mix in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the flour mixture into butter-sugar mixture. Drop tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until golden around the edges. Remove warm cookies and transfer to racks. Let them cool completely for a least 30 minutes, then frost with glaze.

For Glaze:

In a medium saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium heat until bubbly. Cook, stirring constantly, for one minute or until slightly thickened. Whisk in the milk, then whisk in the powdered sugar until the glaze is smooth and spreadable. Use a silicone basting brush or a butter knife to spread glaze on the cookies. This glaze will harden fairly quickly so you should keep the saucepan over the stove on the lowest heat possible to prevent it from hardening.


  1. Oh these look delicious! I love anything pumpkin so I might just "need" to make them!

  2. I love your blog! New follower :)

  3. Don't remember now how I found your blog, but I made these cookies tonight and they are wonderful! I've been looking for a recipe like this. They remind me of the pumpkin cookies my Mother made when I was a child!


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