Glazed Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

I got this recipe from the Chicago Sun Times. A couple of families were going to a corn maze and I brought these along. They were a hit! They were the perfect fall dessert. These cookies are very soft. My husband doesn't like chewy cookies but when we referred to them as little breads, he loved them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets.
  2. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
  3. In large mixer bowl, beat sugar and butter until well-blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared cooking sheets. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. To prepare glaze: In small bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe, my family scarfed them down quicker than I could get them out of the oven and off the pan. Very moist as I took the advice of another reviewer and added in a bit more pumpkin than called for. I also added 3/4 of an 8oz bar of cream cheese to the glaze and it was delicious! Making another batch of these tonight!!! Perfect on a fall night with a nice cup of hot tea!!

bencadmin October 28, 2011

These tasty cookies are the best! Everybody has been waiting since last year for me to pop these awesome little bad boys out again. GREAT! Just wish that the glaze would set a little harder and faster.

eqwetzu_orja70 December 13, 2009

I made these a few days ago and the other reviews are absolutely right - they are DELICIOUS.

therealcmj October 08, 2011

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