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#1 Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 28 mins

#1 Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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"Delectable sponge-like cookies that are sweet and remind you of holiday seasons all year long!"

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Original recipe makes 56 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    28 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Stir the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1 egg and allow it to blend into the mixture before adding the other along with the vanilla. Add the pumpkin and apple butter; continue beating. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the walnuts, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Drop spoonfuls of the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2010

Yummy, moist and healthy! I didn't have apple butter so per another user's suggestion, I used applesauce instead. These turned out great! The spices are just the right amount. And only 1 point if you're a WW person :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 28, 2011

i love pumpkin! this was average, expected more. if you think of it as little drops of cake instead of a cookie, you may enjoy it better. i looked up a 5 star cream cheese frosting to add some flavor and it was better. think i'll rename these "iced pumpkin puffs"! probably will try another recipe though....just being honest!

Sep 21, 2009

These were pretty good. I made half of the batch with nuts, the other without. I personally liked them better without the nuts, but that's just because I'm not a big fan of walnuts. I really liked the fluffy texture. These are lightly, not overly spiced. For some reason every time I make pumpkin cookies I have an allergic skin reaction so I have to wear latex gloves :-P Edit: Beware! These cookies get very sticky on the surface after a while. It doesn't affect the taste, but it is kind of weird.

Nov 16, 2010

I thought they were pretty good, but they were kind of mushy on the inside. I would add a minute to the bake time, but besides that, they were fine.

Aug 30, 2010

TASTEY!! It's the end of August and I pulled out a pkg of pumpkin puree (AR's Pumpkin Puree) I had in the freezer... and then goodness happened:) As I was adding the spices I got an excited flutter in my stomach reminding me of Fall and all things autumn. Thanks for an excellent recipe. I changed a couple things out of necessity(didn't have on hand or allergy) but I'm sure it didn't change the main objective or flavor/texture, it came out as described. Changes: whole wheat instead of all purpose flour, allspice instead of pumpkin pie spice, applesauce instead of apple butter and chocolate chips instead of walnuts(allergy). Very good recipe!!!

Oct 13, 2009

I LOVE these! I thought they might be a little heavy on the spices, but the balance was perfect, and I love the slightly different texture the oats add. These will be in my favorite cookie file for sure! I didn't add the nuts, no one here likes nuts, but the light muffin like texture is perfect!

Nov 23, 2009

I doubled this recipe and it lasted one day with the family and friends. Everyone wanted the recipe. will diffently be a keeper in my recipe book!!! Next time I might try using a cream cheese icing, but then again maybe not. The are soft and delicious the way they are!

Dec 23, 2010

very good and much easier to make then expected! Was also worried that they may be too spicy but they turned out perfect, only baked them for 9 mins and they were delish! Will make over and over again!


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  • Calories
  • 74 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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