Delicious Pumpkin-Pecan Cookies


A very good friend of mine gave me this pumpkin-pecan cookie recipe when I was searching for just the right cookie around Thanksgiving. These were by far the best I have ever tried and are simple to make. The recipe can be cut in half, because as is, it makes around 2 dozen. I would also love to know any alterations that make them any better! Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 dozen cookies



  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 cookie sheets.

  2. Combine pumpkin puree, brown sugar, sugar, butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Fold in pecans. Slowly add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and baking soda, mixing until combined.

  3. Drop teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are firm and starting to brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

  5. Combine powdered sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until combined and smooth. Drizzle glaze over the cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
11g Fat
44g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* 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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