Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting!

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting - Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting! // addapinch.com

These cookies make any day a little bit brighter! They are so moist, soft and delicious and they taste just like fall!

To make them, I cream together the butter and sugars with my electric mixer until the butter and sugar mixture becomes light and fluffy. This takes about 3 minutes. Then, I mix in the pumpkin puree, an egg, and my vanilla extract. For the pumpkin puree, I love to use my own homemade puree, but you can easily substitute it with store-bought.

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting - Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting! // addapinch.com

In another bowl, I whisk together my dry ingredients of flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and my salt. Then, I slowly add my dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until combined.

I drop the pumpkin cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and then bake them in a preheated oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting - Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting! // addapinch.com

Then, I remove the cookies from the parchment paper to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting them with my Maple Buttercream Frosting. I’ve scaled down my frosting recipe to work perfectly for this pumpkin cookie recipe.

Freezer Friendly Instructions

  • Prepare cookies and frost them as directed.
  • Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until frozen throughout, about 1 hour.
  • Transfer to an airtight container or sealable zip top bag and freeze up to 3 months.

To serve, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw before serving, about 15 minutes.

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting - Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting. I hope you love them!

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting - Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting! // addapinch.com
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Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting - Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree or store-bought
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Maple Buttercream Frosting Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the pumpkin puree, egg, and the vanilla extract.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the pumpkin puree mixture until combined.
  • Drop cookie dough by the tablespoon full onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer to a wire rack for cooling completely. Once cooled, frost with Maple Frosting (recipe below).

Maple Buttercream Frosting Recipe:

  • Cream together the butter, confectioner's sugar and maple syrup until light and fluffy. Add heavy cream a tablespoon at a time, beating well after each, until the maple frosting is well combined and fluffy.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting - Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting Recipe make for a soft, delicious cookie recipe! A simple, yet flavorful cookie recipe topped with maple buttercream frosting! // addapinch.com

11 comments on “Pumpkin Cookies Recipe with Maple Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Thank you for another simple but marvelous solution for holidays table !

  2. Robyn, these cookies are perfection! I cannot wait to try these!!!!

  3. Could I make these cookies with Truvia with gluten free flour and coconut oil.

  4. Robyn, these look like pumpkin PERFECTION – who needs pie when you have these cookies! Happy fall! xo

  5. Hi Robyn

    This is an awesome recipe.
    Thank u so much!

    I’m going to give it to my mom to try as well.
    She loves baking and cooking

    I’ll make them this weekend
    XOXO

  6. These cookies look and sound amazing! They’re getting baked asap!

  7. How many cookies will this recipe make? Thank you

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