Old Fashioned "Soft" Pumpkin Cookies

If you like pumpkin and a soft cookie - you will LOVE these.  I still can't believe how soft they are.  My family loves them and my husband said he likes them better than my pumpkin cupcakes
Cookie Recipe
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick butter - softened
1 cup Pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
**  Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. 
**  In a smaller bowl - combine eggs, pumpkin , butter and vanilla.
**  Combine the 2 mixtures and beat until smooth.
**  Drop by rounded teaspoon full onto greased baking sheet.  (I used parchment paper lined baking sheets)
**  Bake:  at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are firm.
**  Cool for 2 minutes then move to wire racks to cool completely.
**  Drizzle glaze over cookies.
Glaze Recipe
3 Tblsp. milk
1 Tblsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
**  Combine all ingredients until smooth.
**  I used a piping bag or Ziploc bag with a very small hole cut in the corner to apply my glaze. 
Yield:  This made about 3 1/2 dozen cookies for me.
Found this recipe at The Very Best Baking


  1. Yummy, those look really good, Jen! I love soft cookies, soft ginger cookies too. I would love if you would share them at Thrifty Thursday at my blog this week!

    1. Thanks Jenn, I would be happy to share them on Thursday. :)

  2. They look delicious. stopping by from think tank thursday

    1. Mel, thank you. They are very good - in my opinion. lol

  3. Jen,

    These sound wonderful and are pretty too. I have to make a dessert this weekend, and I may have just found my recipe. Thanks for sharing, and especially for posting a picture. Pictures really help motivate me :) Visiting from Be Not Weary today, and glad I did.

    1. Lori, I know what you mean. I love getting to see pictures of recipes too. These are good and easy. I hope you like them. Thanks for visiting!

  4. These look delicious. The weather is supposed to turn cool today so I think it is the perfect day to try them!

  5. Pumpkin is one of my most favorite flavors! Around Thanksgiving, I make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies & pumpkin cream cheese rolls! Yeah, I'm SO excited to have a new pumpkin recipe! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. That bit of info is kind of important, can't believe I left it out. I will fix my post. Crystal I bake them at 350 degrees.

    2. I guessed that was probably the temp and went ahead and made a batch. They turned out great! Thanks for the recipe?


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