Sweets Corner-Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Elizabeth Kowalski and Tessa Crider

imageWith Fall upon us, you might be looking for some autumn inspired treats. Pumpkin Spice Cookies are an easy and delicious recipe that you can enjoy by yourself or by the fire with some friends!


1 cup of softened butter

1 1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 large egg and 1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 3/4 cup of flour

1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For Rolling:

1/4 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice


1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar together until well-combined.
2. Stir in egg and egg yolk, pausing to scrape down sides of bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well-incorporated.
3. Stir in vanilla extract.
4. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and cinnamon.
5. With mixer on low-speed, gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients until completely combined (scrape down sides and bottom of bowl to completely combine).
6. Chill dough in refrigerator for 10 minutes. While dough is chilling, stir together sugar and pumpkin spice in a small bowl.
7. Line a large plate with wax paper. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and roll into 1½ Tablespoon-sized balls. Roll in sugar/pumpkin spice mixture and place on prepared plate.
8. Chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
9. Preheat oven to 350F (177C) and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
10. Place dough balls on cookie sheet at least 2″ apart and bake on 350F (177C) 10-12 minutes
11. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.