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Chewy Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: makes about 36 cookies 1x


These pumpkin spice cookies are pillowy soft, bursting with huge pumpkin flavor, and drizzled with a tasty cinnamon icing. They stay soft and tasty for days. Perfect for holiday season.


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened (not melty)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, more if desired
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips, more if desired
  • For the Icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 TB whole milk
  • 1 TB melted salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350F, with rack on lower middle. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add pumpkin, egg, vanilla, and beat until fully combined and creamy.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients together with the wet ingredients until incorporated. Add in white chocolate chips and cinnamon chips, and mix to combine.
  5. Form rounded tablespoons and drop onto cookie sheet, and flatten slightly, keeping 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 12 minutes or until golden. Let cookies cool on baking sheet until they can easily be transferred.
  7. Combine all glaze ingredients in a bowl, and whisk with fork until smooth. Add milk a bit at a time, if needed for drizzling consistency. Drizzle or spread icing over cooled cookies.
  • Category: Dessert