Grandma's Easy Pumpkin Pie Cookies Recipe With Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Frosting by Ann Marie Patitucci

Grandma's Easy Pumpkin Pie Cookies Recipe With Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Frosting

I come from a long line of Italian women who love to cook and bake and are naturally skilled at it (well, except me!). My mom, aka Grandma to my kids, is one of the best. I’ve always wanted to archive her recipes, and publishing them on 30Seconds is the perfect way to do so! 

This is Grandma's easy pumpkin pie cookie recipe with an optional vanilla pumpkin spice frosting. While you don't need to top the cookies with this delicious frosting, I highly recommend it! Here's your easy shopping list for this pumpkin pie-style dessert: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, butter, sugar, vanilla extract and an egg. For the icing, you need powdered sugar, milk, butter, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Sounds amazing, right? It is!

Grandma's easy pumpkin cookies are ready in about 25 minutes and make a wonderful snack or a simple dessert. These yummy and festive low-sodium cookies are especially perfect during fall and the holiday season! 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time:  25 minutes
Servings: 24




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Recipe Notes

  • Store the cookies in an airtight food container.
  • These cookies are delicious on their own or topped with the decadent frosting.
  • If you want these cookies to be gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.
  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies, depending on the size.

Here's how to make them: 

  1. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together. Add the pumpkin, vanilla and egg. Beat until creamy. 
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat well.
  4. Form dough into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. If you'd like to frost the cookies, allow them to cool before frosting.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 176

Total Fat: 4.3g

Saturated Fat: 2.6g

Cholesterol: 17mg

Sodium: 134mg

Total Carbohydrate: 33.7g

Dietary Fiber: 0.7g

Total Sugars: 22.8g

Protein: 1.8g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 20mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 63mg

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Absolutely delicious!
Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead , these look perfect. What an amazing fall treat! #yum
Best seasonal cookie ever...
Sound & look yummy, Ann Marie Gardinier Halsteasd! Would you please advise how many tsp or tbsp you made each dough ball, to = 24 cookies?
Many thanks!

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