Easy Pumpkin Spice Drop Cookies

If you’re looking for a quick pumpkin spice fix these easy pumpkin spice drop cookies bursting with delicious pumpkin flavor and the perfect combination of soft and chewy are the perfect solution! Whip up some of these for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving or for an anytime treat! 

pumpkin spice cookies stacked with white pumpkin in the background

I love to share easy recipes and these pumpkin spice drop cookies are too good not to share! You will want to make up a big batch so you can have extras to freeze. More on that later!

Have you ever had a pumpkin muffin, taken a bite, and been so disappointed because you could barely taste the pumpkin? You won’t have that problem with these cookies. They really are packed with the fall flavors we love.

Here is the simple recipe.
 

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Drop Cookies

  • 5 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A Pinch of salt

For rolling:

  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice
  • ¼ cup of white sugar

ingredients for pumpkin spice drop cookies

DIRECTIONS FOR Pumpkin Spice Drop Cookies

Cream butter and sugars together for 3 minutes. Add in eggs and mix for another minute.

adding eggs to pumpkin mix

Blend in pumpkin puree and mix for a moment.
Add vanilla, pumpkin spice, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and mix well.

adding pumpkin to cookie mix

Begin adding the flour, one cup at a time, and mix until everything is incorporated.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for 90 minutes.  

pumpkin mix in bowl

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a small dish, mix the sugar and pumpkin spice for rolling.
Using a small spoon or a cookie dough scoop, make small balls of dough and drop them into the pumpkin spice sugar. Roll the balls around in the sugar mixture until all sides are evenly coated.

next…

Place the cookies on a cookie sheet about 2” apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden brown.

finished pumpkin spice drop cookies on plate

Remove them from the pan and let them cool. 

closeup of pumpkin spice cookies stacked with white pumpkin in the background

That’s all there is to it! These cookies make a great after-school snack or nighttime dessert. Pack some up on a pretty plate and bring them as a hostess gift, or just as a thoughtful treat to brighten someone’s day.

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Do you have a favorite cookie recipe you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below.

tips for baking Pumpkin Spice Drop Cookies

  1. Mix dry and wet ingredients separately.
  2. Avoid over-mixing. 
  3. Use a cookie dough scoop to bake the perfect size cookie! 
  4. Choose the right cookie baking sheet.
  5. Don’t forget to preheat the oven and bake at the proper temperature.
  6. Don’t over cook. Even 2-3 minutes extra can make a difference.

CAN I FREEZE Pumpkin Spice Drop Cookies

Yes! 

  1. Baked cookies freeze well up to 3 months.
  2. You can also freeze the unbaked cookie dough for up to 3 months. 
  3. Transfer both baked or unbaked cookies to a gallon-sized ziploc freezer bag, or an air-tight container. 

HOW TO THAW Pumpkin Spice Drop Cookies

  1. Place them on the counter for a few hours and allow them to come to room temperature. 
  2.  Place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat in 30-second intervals until thawed. 

If you are looking for more easy pumpkin recipes, check out these below:

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake for Thanksgiving PIN

Pumpkin Spice Cake for Thanksgiving

mini personal pumpkin pies PIN

Mini Personal Pumpkin Pies (a Shortcut for Thanksgiving)

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins PIN

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

 

closeup of pumpkin spice cookies stacked with white pumpkin in the background

Easy Pumpkin Spice Drop Cookies

Make these soft and chewy pumpkin spice drop cookies to enjoy this fall season. They are bursting with delicious pumpkin flavor.

Equipment

  • mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Softened Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbl Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice
  • ¼ cup of white sugar

Instructions
 

  • Cream butter and sugars together for 3 minutes.
  • Add in eggs and mix for another minute.
  • Blend in pumpkin puree and mix for a moment.
  • Add vanilla, pumpkin spice, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and mix well.
  • Begin adding the flour, one cup at a time, and mix until everything is incorporated. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 90 minutes.  
  • In a small dish, mix the sugar and pumpkin spice for rolling. Use a small spoon or a cookie dough scoop, make small balls of dough and drop them into the pumpkin spice sugar.
  • Roll the balls around in the sugar mixture until all sides are evenly coated.
  • Place the cookies on a cookie sheet about 2” apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden brown.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

 

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  1. These look so delicious, Melanie! I just LOVE all things pumpkin this time of year. Thanks for sharing. <3

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