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Oct 25 2010

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Published by at 4:16 pm under Desserts


With Halloween just around the corner and upcoming festivities upon us, we wanted to bake something easy and festive to share with everyone. We had some pumpkin puree in our cupboard that we needed to use so it was perfect timing to make some desserts with pumpkin in it! In a matter of hours, we made pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cupcakes, and pumpkin bread – all with just 1 large can (29 oz) of Libby’s Pumpkin Puree. To say the least, I was very pumpkin’d out by the end of the baking session and hardly had the energy to even try the goodies! We hope that you can use this yummy Soft Pumpkin Cookie recipe that we got from Very Best Baking to make your own batch to share with family and friends during this fun Halloween season! And if you prefer to do candy, be sure to check out our previous homemade candy post earlier this month!

Pre-heat the oven to 350 and prepare your cookie sheet. Next, start with the dry ingredients: 2.5 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp salt.

Next, beat 1.5 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter until well blended.

Then, beat in 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 large egg, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Now it's time to gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer to form the cookie batter.

Drop rounded tablespoons of batter to the prepared cookie sheet. I also sprinkled more cinnamon on top to add extra color and flavor.

While digging for my baking sheet, I came upon my cookie mold that I bought awhile ago. I thought it would be fun to use the remaining batter to form cookies-on-a-stick! Pop them in the oven for about 18-20 minutes until the edges are firm. Do the toothpick tester in the cookie just to make sure they are cooked in the center.

These Cookies-on-a-Stick turned out great --soft and cake-like --and look so adorable after drizzling some white icing over it. This quick and easy cookie recipe would be great for school or work parties. What I liked about it is that it's not overly sweet and the spices of cinnamon and nutmeg really go well with the mild pumpkin flavor. If you want to add more texture to the cookie, try adding walnuts, raisins, cranberries, or even chocolate chips! Have fun with it and have a joyous and spooky Halloween!!

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Libby’s Soft Pumpkin Cookies

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Soft Pumpkin Cookies”

  1. Andyon 25 Oct 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I’m coming over to trick-or-treat! i’ll have a side of these cookies with those candies you made earlier this month =)

  2. thefoodaddictson 25 Oct 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Anything for you, Andy!! We actually gave away about 90% of what we baked! It’s more fun to see you guys eat it! :)

  3. Roxanon 25 Oct 2010 at 8:58 pm

    These look amazing! I love breadlike pumpkin cookies. MMM… I could go for a huge pile of those right now.
    .-= Roxan´s last blog ..Sauteed Squash with a Chermoula Sauce =-.

  4. Amanda @ bakingwithoutaboxon 26 Oct 2010 at 8:21 am

    Love those cookie pops! I’d trick or treat for those anyday.

  5. A Canadian Foodieon 26 Oct 2010 at 8:22 am

    Fun… If you are going this far with a cookie – dip it in chocolate for heaven sake!
    :)
    Valerie
    .-= A Canadian Foodie´s last blog ..Homemade Turkey Soup =-.

  6. RavieNomNomson 26 Oct 2010 at 11:05 am

    Wow! Those looks absolutely delish! So cute too, love the cookie pop idea!

  7. Jenniferon 26 Oct 2010 at 11:28 am

    I have been looking for a good pumpkin cookie recipe! These look great! Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Lemony Grilled Shrimp Scampi del.icio.us =-.

  8. Belinda @zomppaon 26 Oct 2010 at 11:48 am

    Those look so soft, and I LOVE that they can be eaten on a stick!
    .-= Belinda @zomppa´s last blog ..Wild ricing it =-.

  9. Camala - CC Recipeon 26 Oct 2010 at 11:52 am

    Yum, soft pumpkin cookies are so good, great idea for using that awesome cookie mold, they look fantastic!
    .-= Camala – CC Recipe´s last blog ..Homemade Vanilla Pudding =-.

  10. thefoodaddictson 26 Oct 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks everyone! I actually ate the cookie pop last night after dinner and it was mmm mmm good! What a fun dessert :)

  11. fooddreameron 26 Oct 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Love the cookie pop ones! Somehow it’s just more fun to eat food from a stick ;)
    .-= fooddreamer´s last blog ..Mini Pumpkin Bran Muffins with Chocolate Chips =-.

  12. Conor @ Hold the Beefon 27 Oct 2010 at 5:41 am

    You can sense how perfectly chewy these must be just by looking, and it’s such a cool idea with the stick. Everything is better on a stick :D
    .-= Conor @ Hold the Beef´s last blog ..I’ve moved I’ve moved =-.

  13. Danaon 27 Oct 2010 at 8:33 am

    I really have to get some canned pumpkin… I keep seeing all these yummy pumpkin recipes that I want to try! This looks so great :)
    .-= Dana´s last blog ..Pretzel MM Cookie Bars =-.

  14. Alisaon 29 Oct 2010 at 10:13 am

    I really need to make pumpkin cookies – I simply adore them. But those cookies on a stick are sooo cute!
    .-= Alisa´s last blog ..Pamela’s Sweet Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins =-.

  15. Adrian in Food Rehabon 31 Oct 2010 at 2:56 am

    Nice! They look like half muffins which means you can eat more! LOL Sweet Halloween treat- I would definitely be knocking at your door
    .-= Adrian in Food Rehab´s last blog ..Breakfast Indigestion 2- Eating My Way Through Melbourne’s Cafe’s =-.

  16. devoted4lifeon 01 Nov 2010 at 1:54 am

    These cookies look so delicious! and I love the idea of cookies on a stick! gotta try these!
    .-= devoted4life´s last blog ..Homemade Chili Oil =-.

  17. Nicole-Lynnon 02 Nov 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Those look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Sherellon 16 Nov 2010 at 7:20 am

    hello can you tell me where to purchase molds like this? thank you

  19. Philon 16 Nov 2010 at 7:31 pm

    These cookies have been a HUGE hit for my family and friends! I have already made three different batches and plan on making at least two more in the coming weeks! Thank you for posting and look forward to trying many more of your recipes in the future!

  20. thefoodaddictson 19 Nov 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Sherell – try Michaels Craft Stores.

    Phil – thanks so much for letting us know the cookies were a big success!! so glad you guys enjoyed them :)

  21. cheskaon 24 Nov 2010 at 10:21 am

    have you come across any pumpkin cookie recipe that doesn’t result in a cake-like texture?
    im trying to rediscover cookies that i tasted years ago, and they were delicious!, but all the recipes seem to make a cakey cookie.
    your cookies look beautiful by the way, especially the lollis

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