Pumpkin cookies on a black plate in front of a cooling rack of cookies with a pumpkin in the background
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Soft Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies

These simple and easy to make Soft Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies are like little pumpkin bread cakes with a soft texture, and a puffy little friendly demeanor.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 121 kcal
Author Debi


Cookie dough:



For cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended using a hand mixer, stand mixer or sturdy fork. Beat in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm and cookies are slightly golden in color.
  6. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For Glaze:

  1. Combine powdered sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle or spoon glaze over cookies.
Nutrition Facts
Soft Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1155IU23%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.