Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

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"These cookies are something different, and great for after school with a big glass of milk."

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Original recipe makes 36 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    18 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.
  4. For Glaze: Combine 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2009

Awesome!!! Soft and flavorful. I doubled the recipe, it worked great. I accidently forgot the vanilla, still tasted great. I did add 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips, and 4 0z. chopped walnuts to them. They are really good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2011

I just made a batch of these as a dry run for a bake sale next month. Glad I did. I added extra cinnamon and substituted a tsp of pumpkin pie spice for the nutmeg but they were still very bland. The pumpkin was only hinted at ~ a disappointment. I won't make these again.


63 Ratings

Dec 02, 2009

I enjoyed this recipe. This cookie is definately "cake-y"! For my own personal taste, I increased both the cinnamon and nutmeg by 1/2 tsp, and skipped the glaze.

Nov 18, 2009

i made these cookies lik a million times andther good with or without the glaze

Apr 13, 2010

Have made these numerous times now - they are fantastic. Didn't put the glaze as they are just great without. They freeze well and can be served right out of the freezer. Will make again and again.

Nov 30, 2010

Yum yum yum!! If you love pumpkin recipes like I do you Will love these cookies!

Jan 07, 2010

I thought the overall recipe was good I used a bit of butter flavored Crisco in place of 1/4 cup of the butter. Half of the flour I used was whole wheat which rocked! I didn't used nutmeg because I had none but did use and extra half a tsp. of freshly ground cinnamon and two eggs instead of one. I also used half of the sugar the recipe called for and replaced it with half a cup of Agave sweetener! And I didn't use the icing on top my family loved the cookies and I was happy to make it a bit more healthy! p.s. I almost always alter recipes so this is still a good recipe!

Nov 27, 2009

These are fab. A nice, light, chewy cookie with great pumpkin flavor. I must agree, they're great with or without the icing, but I do love them with. I baked them for 12 minutes in my little apartment sized oven and they came out perfect!


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  • Calories
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

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

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