These Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies have all of the delicious pumpkin spices but the look and texture of a sugar cookie!
Happy Monday! I’m starting this week off on the sweet side – with cookies! I’m sure it’s no surprise they are pumpkin spiced cookies, too.
Before we get started, a few important things.
First of all, who is watching/has watched Stranger Things?! AHH!! We have been binge watching it all weekend and now just have one episode left. Such a freaky show but so good!
Second, did you do any fall baking/cooking this weekend? I made this Pumpkin Applesauce which was delicious, a new fall salad that will be coming to the blog this week, and a batch of my Coconut Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins for an easy snack throughout the week. I feel like I always get my groove back in the kitchen once fall arrives and this year is no exception! I’ve been cooking and baking like crazy since we got home from our Banff trip.
My newest fall baking obsession is this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie recipe. You guys they are so good!
Here’s the thing: these are pumpkin spiced cookies, but there’s actually no pumpkin in them. This means it will keep a sugar cookie texture, but have the flavor of pumpkin. It’s kind of exactly the opposite of my Pumpkin Chili where I added pumpkin puree but no pumpkin spices. I’m confusing, I know.
Basically, I took my recipe for Frosted Sugar Cookies (which are super soft and delicious!!) and added pumpkin spices. They turned out amazing and it was hard stopping at two…okay, four.
Another thing about these sugar cookies: they don’t have to be the kind that you roll out and cut into shapes. I did about 1/3 of the dough that way and then, honestly, I got a little worried that naptime was going to be over too soon so I just started rolling them into balls. You can see in the photo below that some of mine are cut outs, and others are rolled cookies. Either way, they turned out great and the baking times were the same!
If you want a flatter cookie but just want to roll them into balls, just be sure to flatten them out with the back of a floured glass or spoon.
I also went super basic with my decorating. I just don’t have the patience to do the piping and cute little details. I wish I did! But, just a thick swirl of frosting on top and for me, that’s good enough. It’s all about how good they taste anyway, right?!