glazed pumpkin cookies:butter with a side of bread

These cookies are a “must-make” for the Holiday season. They are soft, moist and so yummy.



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • nuts and/or chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


In a medium sized bowl, take the first five ingredients (flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg) and mix together thoroughly. Set aside.

glazed pumpkin cookies:butter with a side of bread

In another bowl or stand mixer bowl, mix together the margarine, sugar, pumpkin, egg, vanilla and optional chocolate chips or nuts. The margarine may look lumpy and not blended well into the mixture. This is ok because when we add the flour mixture it will blend together just fine.

Add the flour mixture in 2 – 3 batches, mixing thoroughly each time.

Using a spoon or cookie drop, drop cookie batter on to a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place cookies at least 2 inches apart to allow for spreading during baking.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Place baked cookies onto a cooling rack and place the cooling rack on top of the cookie sheet. (See image below) This will help catch the glaze that falls off the cookies.

glazed pumpkin cookies:butter with a side of bread


  • 2 cups (16oz) powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. milk (may end up using more, depending on consistency)
  • 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. If you find the mixture to be too thick (shows up bright white on the cookies) add some more milk until it becomes more transparent on the cookies. It will dry a little whiter on the cookie.

Allow to dry. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!! With the Holiday season approaching, this is the perfect treat for neighbor and teacher gifts. Here is a printable for you to attach to the gift. Just right click, save and print from your computer.

Makes approximately 36 cookies.

glazed pumpkin cookies:butter with a side of bread



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