• 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • FOR THE ICING
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tbs. Whole Milk
  • 1 Tbs. Melted Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

Nothing has done more for pumpkin’s popularity than Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It seems this annual favorite created a whole pumpkin-obsessed world, or at least that’s how I remember the story.

This “trend” has created everything from pumpkin beer, muffins, cakes, and wine to even modifying the classics, like, Pumpkin Spice M&Ms.  Not to be left out in the cold, I wanted to capitalize on this trend, and give you something easy and delicious that will make your friends think you are the next big thing in pumpkin.

Since I’m not much of a baker, I can’t take credit for anything more than writing this post, but my partner makes these several times each holiday season, and people go crazy.  Even people who don’t like pumpkin love these.

I wanted to give you something easy and delicious that will make your friends think you are the next big thing in pumpkin.

To make this deliciousness, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt.

In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar, then add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla.  Beat this together until smooth and creamy.

Next, mix the flour mixture in with the pumpkin mixture until well combined.  Drop tablespoon sized scoops of dough onto a silpad or parchment paper lined cookie sheet and lightly press down.   They should look something like this:

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Before

 

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.  The bottoms should be only slightly darker than the tops, but these will be very soft.  Place the cookies on a cooling rack after each batch.  This recipe should give you about 36 cookies.

While the cookies are cooling, you will want to make the icing for them.  In a large bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, milk, melted butter and vanilla.

Once the cookies are cool, drizzle the icing on them with a form in messy patterns.  These will be gone so fast, there’s no need to make them look perfect.

I promise that once you make these the first time, you are going to be the person during the holidays everyone begs to bring these to the office or their holiday party.