16 Pumpkin Cookie Recipes to Bake All Fall Long

Hear us out: We love pumpkin pie just as much as the next PSL stan, but it gets a little old after the millionth slice. Spice dessert up this fall with 16 pumpkin cookie recipes that are just as festive as they are easy to make. Whether you’re entertaining at a Halloween party or serving them at Thanksgiving, your guests are bound to ask for seconds. Think pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting, pumpkin macarons with pumpkin butter-infused buttercream and even pumpkin rugelach.

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1. Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Call us basic, but this iconic flavor combo never gets old. Think delicately spiced, soft cookies dressed in tangy, fluffy frosting. Bonus points for piling on the Halloween sprinkles.

2. Pumpkin Black And White Cookies

You won’t even need to bust out the stand mixer to pull these cakey cookies off. (And they only take 45 minutes from start to finish.)

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

These cuties have a decadent surprise inside. Not only are the cookies made with pumpkin purée, but they’re also loaded with seasonal spices, like cinnamon, ginger and clove.

4. Soft And Chewy Pumpkin-chocolate Chip Cookies

And you thought the most iconic cookie of all time couldn’t get any better.

5. White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Because if there’s one thing our fall table can always accommodate, it’s cinnamon sugar. Make your own pumpkin pie spice if you don’t have any premixed. (It’s easier than you think.)

6. Pumpkin Macarons With Pumpkin Butter Buttercream

These elegant cookies require a bit of finesse, but the end results are well worth the elbow grease.

7. Pumpkin-chocolate Swirl Kiss Cookies

The recipe calls for pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses, but the plain or caramel-filled ones will work just fine, too. (Or Dove’s new White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Promises…just sayin’.)

8. Pumpkin Pie Biscotti

We found your pumpkin spice latte’s soulmate. The biscotti are packed with pumpkin purée, pecans and brown sugar, plus drizzled in white chocolate.

9. Three-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The secret to this freaky-fast recipe is starting with a box of store-bought spice cake mix. Your guests will be none the wiser.

10. Brown Butter Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Brown butter, aka liquid gold, imparts a nutty, caramelized, sweet-and-salty flavor to every dish it touches. And the vanilla-spiked frosting is no exception.

11. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Warning: You’ll want to drizzle the four-ingredient maple glaze on *everything*. It’d taste divine on cinnamon rolls, pancakes, banana bread…or um, straight out of bowl.

12. Whole-wheat Pumpkin Cookies

Throw something wholesome on the table since you’ll be doomed to eat pounds of leftover Halloween candy for days.

13. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie Bites

They only take 30 minutes to pull off, since the base is store-bought sugar cookie dough. Sweeten the whipped cream with maple syrup for extra fall flair.

14. Pumpkin Butter Rugelach Cookies

Starring homemade pumpkin butter filling and crispy cream cheese pastry dough. Don’t skip the coarse sugar coating—it makes the cookies look like they’re from a fancy bakery.

15. Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Salted Maple Icing

Maple syrup sweetens the sticky glaze on top, but maple extract in the cookie dough really drives the flavor home.

16. Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Name a more iconic duo, we dare you. The filling is decadent, autumnal and sweet, thanks to pumpkin butter, brown sugar and warm spices.

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Taryn Pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...
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