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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Maple Icing

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

If you are looking for a sweet treat to make this fall, these pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing recipe is perfect for pumpkin spice season.

The spices will bring back memories of cozy autumn days and the moist softness of the cookie will keep you coming back for more. Plus they are made with actual pumpkin. It doesn’t take much time or effort to whip up these chewy pumpkin cookies that are sure to be loved by everyone in your family!

I know it’s only September, but the leaves are already changing colours and I’m craving pumpkin spice! These cookies are perfect for this time of year. They’re soft and chewy with a cakey texture, and have a delicious maple icing.

One thing that irks me about so many pumpkin spice recipes is that they aren’t made with actual pumpkin puree. This one is! It’s not just the quintessential fall spices, it’s real pumpkin too. The pumpkin doesn’t just bring a load of pumpkin flavor to this pumpkin recipes, but also added moisture.

This is my family’s favourite pumpkin cookie recipe so far. It’s got just enough spice without being too overwhelming or spicy. These are the perfect way to make the most of pumpkin season. Let me know if you try these chewy pumpkin spice cookies out!

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.
These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

What you will LOVE About these Pumpkin Spice Cookies

  • They are soft and fluffy, this is a cakey pumpkin cookie recipe
  • They make your house smell amazing while they are baking.
  • Pumpkin spice!
  • Made with REAL pumpkin
  • They freeze wonderfully.

Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Can you use this pumpkin spice cookie recipe to make pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies? Absolutely! Just mix in a cup of chocolate chips to the finished batter. No other changes necessary, except I would skip the maple icing.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you like a cream cheese frosting on your pumpkin spice cookies, try out my recipe for cream cheese frosting. It’s the best frosting ever and pairs great with these cookies.

That said, try them with the maple icing first, you won’t regret it!

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

How to Store Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies will stay moist if you store them in an airtight container, they can be kept in the fridge or on the counter for up to a week.

They need to be stored either in a single layer or with wax or parchment paper in between layers as the cookies are rather sticky.

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

Can Iced Pumpkin Cookies be Frozen??

Of course! Pumpkin Spice Cookies can be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag and kept in the freezer for up to 3 months with or without icing.

To freeze you will need to allow the cookies to cool completely. Because these cookies are so sticky, you will want to flash freeze them by placing them on a baking sheet in a single layer in the freezer for 2 hours.

Then transfer them to a freezer bag and store until ready to use.

When ready to enjoy leave the cookies at room temperature until thawed out. Enjoy.

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

About the Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Flour – Spoon and level your flour so the cookies stay light and airy.

Baking powder and soda – Make sure they are active so they leaven the cake properly.

Spices – Use an already prepared pumpkin pie spice mix or a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, mace and all-spice.

Salt – Balances out all the flavours.

Butter – Room temperature butter so you can cream it easily. You should use unsalted butter but unless i am testing a recipe, I always use salted since that is what we have on hand, and never had an issue. Just reduce the added salt by half.

Brown Sugar – light or brown sugar is fine.

Pumpkin – Make sure you use pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie filling. That said I have accidentally used pie filling and it was fine.

Egg – Your egg should be room temperature.

Vanilla – Real vanilla will give the best flavour but artificial vanilla is perfectly fine.

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

Looking for More Pumpkin Spice Recipes?

Check out some of my favourite recipes that are full of pumpkin spice and all things nice!

This gluten free Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe is filled with warm spices, filling granola and crunchy pumpkin seeds and pecans. Enjoy with creamy yogurt and a swirl of pumpkin pie filling for a healthy and filling fall breakfast.

This Pumpkin Spice Latte is the BEST recipe for this classic! It’s simple & quick to prepare. This is another favorite pumpkin recipe of mine. Get ready pumpkin spice lovers, Fall is coming!

This Pumpkin Spice Cake with Chocolate Snickers Ganache is a decadent Fall Dessert that will have everyone asking you for the recipe!

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Maple Icing

Yields: 3 Dozen Cookies | Prep time: 10 Mins | Cook time: 12 Mins

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground mace
1 tsp ground all-spice
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract

For the Maple Icing

3 Tbsp butter, melted
3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1/4 C milk
2 C powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and all-spice; set aside the flour mixture.

In a large bowl, cream  butter and brown sugar.

Mix in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla then beat until creamy.

Slowly mix in dry ingredients, being careful not to over-mix.

Drop the dough on cookie sheets by tablespoonfuls and then flatten slightly.

Bake for 12 minutes, the bottoms will be golden brown when they are done. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet then transfer to a wire rack.

Mix together butter, maple syrup, milk and powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

Drizzle Icing over cooled cookies.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Maple Icing
Yield: 3 Dozen

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Maple Icing

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground mace
  • 1 tsp ground all-spice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 2 C powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and all-spice; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.
  4. Mix in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla then beat until creamy.
  5. Slowly mix in dry ingredients, being careful not to over-mix.
  6. Drop the dough on cookie sheets by tablespoonfuls and then flatten slightly.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes then allow to completely cool.
  8. Mix together butter, maple syrup, milk and powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  9. Drizzle Icing over cookies.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 Cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

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These soft and cakey pumpkin spice cookies with maple icing offer just the right amount of sweetness and a delicious kick of pumpkin spice.

Linda Bragg

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

This is just the recipe I have been looking for to make for Pumpkin cookies!! I've pinned it and making for the holidays!! So yummy looking and icing too!! thanks for sharing!

kathy downey

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

sound be time to make a batch

E

Wednesday 20th of May 2015

What a great recipe! I can't wait for fall so I can try these! I love anything pumpkin -- thanks for sharing this!

kathy downey

Friday 19th of December 2014

Making these for the holidays,they are delicious

kathy downey

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

These turned out so well going to make them and the cupcakes you posted for the kiddy Halloween pary

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