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Pumpkin Cake Cookies

cake texture cookie with cookie butter icing
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8 cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cups pumpkin puree


  • 1/4 cup cookie butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon warm water



  • Remove egg from the refrigerator to come to room temp. To speed up the process, place egg in a bowl with warm water and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt butter and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl: all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, sugars and whisk to combine.
  • In a large bowl- combine pumpkin puree, cooled melter butter, and egg. Whisk to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Using a spatula or wooden spoon,  gently combine but do not over mix. Batter is done when you see a few ribbons of flour.
  • Batter is thick and sticky. Spray a large ice cream scooper with oil and scoop batter onto pan, leaving 2-3 inches between each cookie as they puff up and spread sightly.
  • For a flatter, less domed cookie- spray the back of a spoon and gently press the batter out to thin.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes. They should spring back in the center when done. While cooling, make the icing.


  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, whip cookie butter on medium until light and airy for. Takes about 5 minutes.
  • Sift confectioners sugar and add 1/4 cup at a time, mix on medium-low until combined before adding the next 1/4 cup.
  • Slowly add the heavy whipping cream and mix on medium until combined and light and airy.
  • If batter seems too thick, add 1 teaspoon of warm water
Keyword cake, cookies, falldessert, pumpkin, pumpkindessert