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Soft Pumpkin Cookies with a great spiced flavor. Perfect for fall! Includes a cookie baking tutorial video.

Soft and tender old-fashioned pumpkin cookies. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

These cookies have been a family favorite since the days my family consisted of two people. It is one of our favorite recipes and they disappear faster than you can blink an eye.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with a great spiced flavor. Perfect for fall!

To Make this Recipe You will Need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • canned pumpkin
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • pecans
  • mixing bowl/mixer
  • baking sheet or stone
  • cookie dough scoop
  • parchment paper
  • cooling rack

Watch me make this recipe in the video below

Get several cookie-baking tips in the video as well.

To begin, preheat your oven to 350°(F). If you are using a baking stone, preheat the stone as well.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir those together and set them aside for now.

dry ingredients for the old-fashioned pumpkin cookies in a pottery bowl

In your mixing bowl, beat room temperature butter and sugar together until fluffy.

Mix in eggs and the pumpkin.

Stir in vanilla extract.

Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and stir until combined.

pumpkin cookie dough in an electric mixer bowl

Stir in chopped pecans.

pumpkin cookie dough in a mixing bowl

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a sheet of parchment paper with a cookie scoop.

Or use a spoon and spatula, smoothing the tops of the cookie with the back of your spoon.

old-fashioned pumpkin cookie dough on a sheet of parchment paper

Using a cooling rack, slide the sheet of parchment paper and cookie dough onto your baking sheet or preheated baking stone.

Bake for 16-20 minutes.

Carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.

See the video above for my parchment paper trick, to slice your baking time in the kitchen!

old-fashioned pumpkin cookies cooling on a baking rack

Repeat with all of the cookie dough.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with a great spiced flavor. Perfect for fall!

Store these cookies in an air-tight container. The cookies freeze very well.

If you like, mix up a cream cheese glaze to drizzle over the top.

Enjoy!

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with a great spiced flavor. Perfect for fall!
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with a great spiced flavor. Perfect for fall!

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with a great spiced flavor. Perfect for fall! This recipe makes about 5 dozen cookies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Cookies and Bars, Sweets, Treats & Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 60
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350°(F). If you are using a baking stone, preheat the stone as well.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir those together and set aside for now.
  • In your mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs and the pumpkin. Stir.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and stir until combined.
  • Stir in the chopped nuts.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a sheet of parchment paper with a cookie scoop. Or use a spoon and spatula, smoothing the tops of the cookie with the back of your spoon.
  • Using a cooling rack, slide the sheet of parchment paper and cookie dough onto your baking sheet or preheated baking stone.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes.
  • Carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely. (Watch the recipe video to see my tips about this!)
  • Repeat with all of the cookie dough.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

See the video for my parchment paper trick, to slice your baking time in the kitchen!
If you like, mix up a cream cheese glaze to drizzle over the top.
If you do not have parchment paper, you can bake the cookies on a greased baking sheet.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 433IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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