If a homemade pumpkin pie and a soft sugar cookie had little cookies of their own, well, let these speak for themselves. Add your favorite seasoned nuts if you wish. I happened to have had some caramelized sugar I had previously made and I crushed this up and added to the top of some of the cookies just before baking.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter and 2 cups sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth.

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  • Sift flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until flour is completely incorporated. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • Pour 1/4 cup sugar into a shallow bowl.

  • Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Moisten the bottom of a glass with water and dip the glass in sugar. Gently flatten each drop of cookie dough with the bottom of the sugared glass.

  • Bake cookies in the preheated oven until set, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.5g 5% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 23mg 8% DV; sodium 102.6mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
I made these cookies according to the directions. The only change was I added an extra tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice and I refrigerated the dough longer than required. Taste was excellent but they were a little soft so next time I will up the cooking time by a few more minutes. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2017
I made these according to directions and chilled them for over an hour. I baked half the batch. They ran together while baking. I test tasted when they were done and found them fairly bland. For the second half I added a little flour and added a teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice and brown sugar for the top with a little cinnamon added to it to be pressed on top. These had a little more flavor. I may try them again but will tweak more. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2015
I made these cookies according to the directions. The only change was I added an extra tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice and I refrigerated the dough longer than required. Taste was excellent but they were a little soft so next time I will up the cooking time by a few more minutes. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2014
Absolutely love these! Easy to make and the entire family loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2014
These are very tasty and extremely easy to whip up! I added cinnamon to the sugar before pressing the cookies down and it is delicious! The pumpkin spice flavor is subtle I might add a little more next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2017
The absolute best recipe you will find. Made this last Thanksgiving for myself and kids sent some to work with hubby and I had people ORDERING these by the dozen for their Thanksgiving feasts will definitely be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2014
Cute little cookies that spread a bit so space them a bit apart but you can still get about 9 cookies to a sheet to bake. I added the pumpkin pie spice to the sugar mixture because of a comment that you couldn't taste the spice much. These are a tad too sweet with the extra sugar for my taste but they are sugar cookies so it makes sense. I baked for 10 minutes at 350 degrees instead of 7 minutes at 375. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2015
I think 5-7 minutes in the oven might not be enough since the cookies tasted exactly just like the dough and they were wayyy too soft. And maybe the recipe needs a bit more pumpkin pie spice but overall these were great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/24/2017
I made these according to directions and chilled them for over an hour. I baked half the batch. They ran together while baking. I test tasted when they were done and found them fairly bland. For the second half I added a little flour and added a teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice and brown sugar for the top with a little cinnamon added to it to be pressed on top. These had a little more flavor. I may try them again but will tweak more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2017
The seniors at the center loved them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2018
I made these but I also added an EXTRA 1 tsp of pumpkin spice and added a dash of cinnamon to the sugar coating when placing the cookies on the baking sheet. Perfect and definitely a keeper. While the recipe didn t specify salted or unsalted butter I had only salted onhand. Like I said - Cookies are a keeper and do-again!! Read More