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Packed with all of the flavors of fall and delicious brown sugar icing, these Pumpkin Spice Cookies are the perfect fall treat.  Come on in, and I’ll share my version of this delicious. They are soft, chewy and delicious. Perfect for fall parties or after school treats. Come on  in and I’ll share this recipe with you…

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These pumpkin cookies were a big hit at one of our church functions. By the next morning, I had recipe requests rolling in. That’s always a good sign. I made them as one of my recipe reviews, but as usual,  I changed a couple of ingredients from the magazine.

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I love cookies with homemade icing. Other cookies just can’t compete with these made with love cookies. 

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The cookie batter is moist and thick, much like cake batter. 

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The result is a soft-centered cookie that is oh so good. 

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How Do You Make Chewy Pumpkin Cookies?

  1. Cream the oil and sugars
  2. Add the egg and pumpkin – mix 
  3. In another bowl mix flour, soda, and spices
  4. Add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix
  5. Scoop large spoonfuls onto the baking sheet
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes
  7. Prepare Icing and spread over cookies




Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Soft and delicious pumpkin cookies!

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup of chopped pecans


  • 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup of 2% milk
  • 2&1/2 to 3 cups of powdered (confectioners’) sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, cream the coconut oil with the sugars
  3. Add the egg, pumpkin and extract stir in
  4. In another bowl, add the flour, powder, soda, spices and salt – mix well
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, and mix well
  6. Stir in the pecans
  7. Spoon onto an ungreased baking sheet, about 2 in. apart
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges start to get a little golden
  9. Let cool completely before adding the frosting

Making the frosting

  1. In a saucepan over med/high heat, melt the butter
  2. Add the brown sugar and bring the mixture to a boil
  3. Cook for about a minute – stirring constantly
  4. Remove from heat and let this mixture cool down quite a bit, to a luke-warm temp.
  5. Add the milk and powdered sugar
  6. Stir until it is a nice creamy frosting
  7. Spread over cookies

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