Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies With Maple Frosting {Recipe}

The only thing that I love more than fall is the seasonal baking. Apples, pumpkin, cinnamon and caramel are some of my favorite flavors. 

Yesterday I decided to attempt a pumpkin sugar cookie dough. I spent the morning tweaking and adjusting another recipe seeing how I could improve it. I couldn't be happier with the results.


3/4 Cup Unsalted butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Brown sugar
5 T Canned pumpkin
2 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp Salt
2 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
2 1/4 Cup Flour

2 1/2 C Powder sugar
2 T Softened unsalted butter.
1 1/2 tsp Maple extract
3-4 Tbsp Milk

1. Cream butter and sugars together. Mix in pumpkin and vanilla until well blended. Add pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder and flour. Mix until dough comes together and forms a ball. 

2. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or lightly grease. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop small, smooth balls. Gently flatten the tops slightly. Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

5 Mix powder sugar and butter together until the butter is evenly mixed in. Add the extract and slowly add the milk until the icing is your desired consistency.

6. Ice the cookies, the frosting will set up quickly so if you wish to add sprinkles don't waste any time!


I had so much fun with this recipe. My only regret is that it doesn't make more! It made about 2 dozen small cookies. I strongly suggest that you don't mess around and just go for a double batch right away. I had extra icing so you probably wouldn't even need to double that!

The girls really wanted to add some sprinkles to the cookies. Apparently they "needed" them.

I hope that you love them as much as we do!

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  1. Mm these sure look yummy and fun to make :)

    Julie @

  2. Yummy! THanks for the recipe! The girls look like they had fun! :)

  3. Mmm... what's not to love, pumpkin, maple, and COOKIES! Yum! PINNED :)

    Life With Lorelai
    an Inspired Blogger

    1. I KNOW! They scream fall and October. This very well may be my new favorite cookie.

  4. THIS LOOKS DELICIOUS. I just want to bake stuff!

    1. They are So, SO good. Make them, you won't regret it!

  5. I'm a HUGE fan of seasonal baking. Non-seasonal, not so much. ha! These look especially yummy, mainly that frosting!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yep - yum. Pinning and making these asap. The only problem for me will be to keep out of the dough long enough to get them in the oven… :)

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    1. They are awesome. Falls perfect cookie. I will be making some more this weekend.

  8. This made my mouth water in everything but the maple. Never my fave flavour when I think about it, but when I actually eat is totally fine. I just made caramel cheesecake apple something or others bars for this weekend, man did they smell good. Now I feel like making more things!!!