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Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze

October 7, 2014

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There are so many ways to celebrate fall! Jumping in a big pile of leaves. Wearing that fashionable new jacket. Eating al fresco on a cool evening. Sipping a pumpkin spice latte on a bright Saturday morning. Carving pumpkins (and remembering to save the seeds for toasting!). How do you celebrate fall?

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze - 2Teaspoons

These pumpkin cookies with maple glaze are one of my favorite ways to celebrate fall! And there are so many ways to enjoy these cookies! You can have them with your coffee at breakfast. You can have them as an afternoon snack. You can have them as dessert! You can claim they’re your dinner veggie (they have real pumpkin in them after all 🙂 )! You could bring them to a dinner party (like I did). You could even have them while carving pumpkins. I bet they go great with a pumpkin spice latte too.

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze - 2Teaspoons

The cookie part of these cookies are really soft. Almost like a soft cake, which is why I really like them with morning coffee. I added pecans to give them a nice crunch, which makes a great contrast. And as always, the nuts add a richness to the cookie I adore.

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze - 2Teaspoons

What really makes these cookies amazing though is their maple glaze. I was a little worried at first that the maple glaze might overpower the delicate pumpkin flavor of the cookies, but these fears were completely unfounded. The maple in the glaze is the perfect complement to the pumpkin cookies! Seriously, go ahead, grab a cookie, celebrate fall!

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze - 2Teaspoons


Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Glaze

Soft pumpkin cookies packed with pecans and topped with maple glaze frosting
Course Dessert
Servings 22 -26
Author 2Teaspoons

Ingredients

Pumpkin Cookies
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup 100% pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Maple Glaze
  • ¼ cup milk or cream I used cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • extra chopped pecans for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer beat butter until smooth. Add white and brown sugar and continue to beat until blended, about 1-2 minutes. Beat in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until just combined. Gently stir in pecans. Dough will be very sticky. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to form the dough into cookies.
  3. While dough is in the frig, prepare the maple glaze. Place butter, milk, and maple syrup in sauce pan. On low heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.
  4. Once dough has cooled in refrigerator, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drop large rounded tablespoons worth of dough onto a cookie sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie.
  5. Bake until edges are brown, about 14-18 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack and let cool completely before frosting.
  6. Once cookies and glaze have cooled completely, finish glaze by whisking in powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy. Frost cookies, decorate with chopped nuts, and enjoy!

 

 


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  1. Avatar for Anne

    Anne

    Can you sub coconut milk for the cream?


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Hi Anne! Thank you for reaching out with your question. I’ve never tried it myself, but I think substituting coconut milk for the milk/cream in the frosting should work. You just might need to adjust the amount to get the right consistency. Let me know how it turns out – enjoy 🙂


  2. Avatar for g

    g

    Just made these for Thanksgiving dessert! I added chocolate chips, and toasted the Pecans – only adding on top. They are delicious!!! thank you.
    g


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Happy Thanksgiving g! I’m delighted to hear you included my pumpkin cookies as part of your Thanksgiving dinner! The chocolate chips and toasted pecans sound like a delicious addition 🙂


  3. Avatar for Jamie

    Jamie

    These are so scrumptious! I hardly doubt they will last long but just incase, do they require refrigeration!


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      Karen

      Thanks Jamie! You’re totally right! Our’s didn’t last very long at all 🙂 If you do have extras storing the cookies in an airtight container should keep them fresh. If you frost all of them at once I’d put the container in the frig, but you can also frost them as you go, storing the frosting in the frig and the cookies on the counter. Enjoy! 🙂


  4. Avatar for Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I am especially loving that thick layer of maple glaze Karen! These look delicious and perfect for the Fall. I have never had a pumpkin flavoured cookie before so you definitely have got me curious to know what these taste like!


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      Karen

      Thanks Thalia! I bet you’d love pumpkin cookies! Let me know if you give them a try. If you do make them, definitely make sure not to skimp on the maple glaze…it totally brought them over the top 🙂


  5. Avatar for Jessica | A Happy Food Dance

    Jessica | A Happy Food Dance

    Yum! I love a soft cookie – especially for breakfast! These look perfect!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Jessica! These cookies were definitely great for breakfast! They go really well with coffee and tea 🙂


  6. Avatar for Amy | Club Narwhal

    Amy | Club Narwhal

    Karen, fall is seriously the best, especially since pumpkin baking can begin! These cookies look so tasty–love that maple glaze 🙂


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Amy! I totally love pumpkin baking season too…pumpkin cookies, muffins, and pies equals yum yum and yum 🙂


  7. Avatar for Judy @ImBored-LetsGo

    Judy @ImBored-LetsGo

    These look quite tasty…and that maple glaze on top…yummy!


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Judy! The pumpkin and maple were definitely fantastic together 🙂


  8. Avatar for Celina

    Celina

    These look delicious! I was just thinking of ways I could use the pumpkin puree I made today, and these will hit the spot! Your pumpkin muffins look like another great choice. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • Avatar for Karen

      Karen

      Thanks Celina! I love thinking of ways to use pumpkin puree! It’s such a delicious fall challenge! These cookies or the pumpkin muffins are definitely both delicious options, you really can’t go wrong when baking with pumpkin in the fall 🙂


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