Soft Pumpkin Cookies + Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

Soft, fluffy pumpkin cookies filled with delicious spices and topped with a sweet cinnamon sugar glaze

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I cannot believe we are entering the last couple weeks of November.  Thanksgiving is a week away (!!!) and December is fast approaching.  When did this happen?! Where have I been?!

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Also, can we talk about how Christmas music is already here? I have a strict rule that I don’t allow myself to listen to Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving.   I’ve been really good with this rule – until this week.  Remember Jessie James Decker from her E! show Eric & Jessie: Game On? Well,  Jessie came out with a Christmas song last week, and out of my curiosity, I had to give it a listen.  Turns out… It’s actually really good and it now has a spot on my car playlist.  The rule has officially been broken.

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Nevertheless, I am taking advantage of my last few days of pumpkin desserts and fall flavors.  Starting, of course, with these cookies.

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They are positively perfect: soft, fluffy, filled with pumpkin spices.  The cinnamon glaze is such a delicious addiction.  I love the contrast of a glaze and a soft cookie.

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Embrace the last days of November and bake a batch of these cookies.  They’re perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

Soft Pumpkin Cookies + Cinnamon Sugar Glaze
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  6. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  7. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  10. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  11. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  12. 1 large egg
  13. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  14. 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  15. 1/4 cup half-and-half
  16. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking sheets with cooking spray, parchment paper, or silicone liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar for 2-3 minutes. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract and mix until totally combined.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredient and mix until combined. Drop tablespoons of dough on cookie sheets and bake for 13-15 minutes. Let cool.
  5. While cookies are cooling, make the glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar, half-and-half, and cinnamon until glaze forms.
  6. Once cookies are cooled, top each cookie with about 1 tsp of glaze. Wait until glaze is completely dried before serving.
Adapted from Very Best Baking
Adapted from Very Best Baking
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Soft Pumpkin Cookies + Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

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6 Comments

    • Dani Mendocha
      Dani Mendocha
      November 19, 2015 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks, Emma! 🙂 If you end up trying them, let me know how they turn out!

  1. November 19, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    These look delish and perfect – and perfect timing! We’re having a Friends-giving the day after Thanksgiving and we’re all supposed to bring something that is slightly different than what we traditionally eat at Thanksgiving meal. I’m liking these versus pumpkin pie!

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    • Dani Mendocha
      Dani Mendocha
      November 19, 2015 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you so much, Kim! These cookies are definitely a great alternative to a classic pumpkin pie 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving!

  2. November 19, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Mmm im so glad we haven’t given up the pumpkin recipes JUST yet!! These cookies look so fluffy and soft.

    • Dani Mendocha
      Dani Mendocha
      November 19, 2015 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you, Beverley! 🙂 These cookies are some of the softest and fluffiest I’ve ever made!

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