10 Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipes Full of Cozy Fall Flavor

Chef John's Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
Chef John's Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles | Photo by Chef John.

Nothing screams "fall" quite like pumpkin spice. Welcome sweater weather with one of our favorite cookies that highlights the sweet, spicy, and super cozy mixture of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Whether you're in the mood for simple spiced sugar cookies, quick and easy ideas that start with a package of cake mix, or bakery-worthy treats that are full of seasonal flavor, you'll find an autumnal new favorite in this collection of our best pumpkin spice cookie recipes.

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Air Fryer Walnut-Pumpkin Pie Cookies

a plate of little round turnover-type cookies with a white icing drizzle

A spiced pumpkin pie-walnut filling is sandwiched between sugar-coated pie crust rounds, then air-fried to crispy perfection. A 3-ingredient glaze (with maple syrup, confectioners' sugar, and milk) is the perfect finishing touch

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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Photo by Janis Harrell.

The Allrecipes community can't get enough of these top-rated cookies — they have more than 4,000 rave reviews from happy home cooks. "I make these every year around the holidays," says reviewer AYLSWORTH. "People love them."

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Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies

A tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice adds sweet, spicy, and cozy flavor to these soft sugar cookies. They come together in just 20 minutes, so it's the perfect last-minute way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Pumpkin Spice Cookie

pumpkin cookies on a white plate

This recipe calls for two (yes, just two!) ingredients: a package of spice cake mix and a can of solid pack pumpkin. Add chocolate chips if you have them on hand.

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Extra Easy Pumpkin Cookies

Extra Easy Pumpkin Cookies topped with frosting swirls

It couldn't be easier to make these pumpkin cookies in just 20 minutes with spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, applesauce, and a few other kitchen staples.

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Dianne's Pumpkin Cookie Cups

cookie cup filled with pumpkin

Use your mini muffin pan to make these adorable cookie cups filled with pumpkin-flavored cream cheese spiced with nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

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Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Close up of Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

These spiced cookies call for only vegan-friendly ingredients like vanilla-flavored almond milk and a can of pumpkin puree.

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Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies
Pam Ziegler Lutz

These cake-like (flavored with an ample dose of pumpkin pie spice) cookies "fill your kitchen with a heavenly smell," according to recipe creator Dawn Brown.

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#1 Pumpkin Spice Cookies

#1 Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Kenneth Herbert

Use store-bought or homemade apple butter to make these soft, sweet, and spicy cookies. Reviewer MrsSKS suggests drizzling them with cream cheese icing before serving.

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Chef John's Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

FIve of Chef John's Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles on a white dish
Chef John

Chef John's seasonal twist on the classic cinnamon-sugar cookie is bursting with fall flavors like ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice.

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Pumpkin Squares on a white plate with a pumpkin and white mug in the background
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