These pumpkin spice cookies are the best Fall cookie you’ll ever make. The mouthwatering combination of warm spices, sugar, and molasses with pumpkin sugar icing makes these cookies the perfect sweet treat for the season. They’re incredibly delicious and best of all, they turn out perfect every time!
The Best Cookie
Seriously, I know it’s a bold statement, but it’s true. What makes these pumpkin spice cookies the best cookie you ask? Thank you for asking… First, it’s the ingredients. Warm spices combined with brown sugar, butter, and molasses create a depth of flavor that is virtually irresistible. After being rolled in sugar, the cookies are then baked. The result is a perfectly soft cookie with a lightly crisp outside.
But wait, there’s more! After cooling for a bit, the cookies are then drizzled with pumpkin sugar icing. Once they are ready to eat, you will take your first bite of a pumpkin spice cookie. At that moment, you will never be able to imagine your life again without these cookies in it. The next thing you know, you be heading out of the kitchen with the entire plate. Likely, you will head to your favorite sitting spot in front of a warm fire with a glass of milk and a cozy blanket. You will indulge in these sweet treats for hours. If it sounds like I’m speaking from experience, you may be right… Don’t worry though, I won’t tell if you don’t. Your secret is safe with me!
Should you be so inclined to share, pumpkin spice cookies are perfect to bring to a party. I promise they are sure to be a huge hit.
Not only do pumpkin spice cookies taste amazing, but they turn out perfect every time. Every time, for real! This cookie recipe is delicious, easy, and foolproof. Win-win-win!
The Creation of Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Around this time every year, the moment a chill is felt in the air (without fail), one of my kids will say, “You know what time it is?… Ginger cookie time!” Years ago, I created an iced ginger cookie recipe for Christmas. It has since become one of my most popular and most requested cookie recipes here on the farm and on the blog.
Originally, I created the iced ginger cookie recipe for Christmas. Since it’s become such a family favorite (and it seems like every year I’m getting asked to make them earlier and earlier) I got to thinking… Could I make this Christmas cookie recipe into a delicious cookie recipe for Fall too? Today, I can tell you, the answer is, yes!
What’s in Pumpkin Spice Cookies
- Granulated sugar
- Salted butter
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Sea salt
- Ground ginger
- Ground cloves
- Pumpkin puree
- Powdered sugar
- Homemade vanilla extract
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies
First, in a medium-size mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter until they are light and fluffy. Next, blend the egg and molasses into them. Then, in a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices until combined. Slowly, add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and blend them well.
With the cookie dough made, fill a shallow bowl with granulated sugar. Using a spoon, scoop out enough dough to make a 1 to 1 1/2 inch round ball. Roll the dough between your hands to make a ball and then roll it in the granulated sugar.
The dough balls are arranged on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Leaving enough room between them to allow for the cookies to spread while baking. They are baked until they’re golden brown and then transferred to a rack to cool.
While the cookies cool, the icing is made by combining the powdered sugar with pumpkin puree, water, and vanilla extract. It’s mixed well until smooth. If the icing seems too thick, add a little water, just a little bit at a time.
Finally, the icing is spread or drizzled over the cookies using a knife or a baggie with the corner snipped off. Once the icing has had time to set, the pumpkin spice cookies are ready to enjoy.
I hope you and yours love this pumpkin spice ginger recipe as much as we do here on the farm. If you are looking for more delicious cookie recipes, you may want to check these out too: