Rula’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Rula, a volunteer in the South Arm Cooking Club for Seniors shared a recipe which her kids love. It’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies.


The glaze on these Pumpkin Spice Cookies makes a sweet treat.

Here are some notes from Michelle about pumpkin flesh:

  • the bright orange colour is due to carotenoids, which fight free radicals
  • rich source of Vitamin A which is good for the immune system and eyes
  • high in Vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, potassium and zinc
  • regular pumpkin consumption may have an anti-inflammatory effect, protect from joint inflammation and arthritis


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


P/S: missing from the photo of the ingredients are flour and white sugar

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Pumpkin-Spice-Cookies-04Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

Shift all-purpose flour into a large bowl.

Combine flour with baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and salt. Whisk to mix and set aside.


In a medium bowl, cream together 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar.

Add pumpkin puree, egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the butter mixture, and beat until creamy.

Pumpkin-Spice-Cookies-08Mix in dry ingredients.

The batter will be quite dense and sticky.

Pumpkin-Spice-Cookies-11Drop on parchment lined cookie sheet by tablespoonful; flatten slightly with a fork or wet hands.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven.

Pumpkin-Spice-Cookies-12While the cookies are baking in the oven, prepare the glaze by combining the confectioners’ sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.
Pumpkin-Spice-Cookies-14Dip the top side of the warm cookies into the glaze for glazing. If the glaze is stick enough, you can drizzle the glaze with a fork over the cookies.

This is a great recipe to incorporate pumpkin into cookies which kids will enjoy.

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