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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

These Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are a delicious fall treat. It is the season of pumpkin, spice and everything nice, which is why I love this time of year!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 28 cookies
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Sandra


Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and cream of tartar. Stir. (Note: dough will be firm, not like your normal cookie dough. Don't worry it is supposed to be this way.)
  • Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Do not flatten. 
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning a light golden color.
  • Remove from cookie sheets and let them completely cool.
  • If you are going to eat them right away, you can make the frosting while they are cooling. If you are storing them to eat later, you can line them tightly in a freezer bag and freeze until ready to frost.

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

  • In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and butter until smooth. 
  • Gradually mix in the milk and almond or vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.


Recipe adapted from Amazing Soft Sugar Cookies


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg