Pumpkin Cookies with a Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

Confession: The first thing I did this morning was eat one of these cookies. Then I went back to bed. When I was “officially” up, I had another dunked in my morning coffee. Then I mentally high-fived myself.

I know every single flippin’ food site is pumpkin-this/pumpkin-that, so I promise I’ll lay low on the pumpkin craze (except for the Butternut Squash Soup inside of a Pumpkin that I’m making today…ahem).

C’mon, it’s fall – cut me a break. Now excuse me while I sip my Pumpkin Spice Latte that I found over at the amazing Smith Bites. Make it. You’ll be happy. Feel free to add a splash of rum if you’ve had a particularly bad day.

Don’t look at me, I didn’t say that.

BACK TO THE COOKIES! They were a cinch to whip up and made the entire house smell divine. Light, soft, and airy but not too sweet. Then the glaze balances the whole shebang out. The recipe for the glaze can be found below.


Dry –

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.

Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the wet ingredients together thoroughly combined.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until completely mixed.

Drop the dough by tablespoons on to your baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until soft, but no longer wet. Repeat with the remaining dough.

As the cookies cool, make your glaze:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients until thick but still “drizzleable”. Either dunk each cookie into the icing or drizzle with a fork.

I love pumpkin. It’s nutritious and delicious and awakens all Autumn receptors in my body. I hope these cookies do the same for yours.

Nom nom nom,

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