Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies


If a homemade pumpkin pie and a soft sugar cookie had little cookies of their own, the result might be these pumpkin spice sugar cookies! Add your favorite seasoned nuts if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
4 dozen cookies


  • 2 ¼ cups white sugar, divided, or as needed

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • cooking spray


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

  2. Sift flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt together. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until flour is completely incorporated. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

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

  4. Pour remaining 1/4 cup sugar into a shallow bowl. Fill another small bowl with water.

  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Moisten the bottom of a glass with water, then dip it in sugar. Gently flatten cookie dough with the bottom of the sugared glass, rewetting and dipping as necessary.

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


When flattening the cookies, try caramelized sugar instead of white sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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