Lola’s Kitchen: Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Posted October 30, 2015 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 26 Comments

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As October rolled around I decided I wanted to try a few more pumpkin recipes, after using half a butternut sqaush pumpkin for a risotto I decided to make cookies from the other half. I cooked the pumpkin and made puree and then found a good sounding recipe. These pumpkin cookies have a subtle, but present pumpkin flavour. The cookies are soft and chewy. I decided to roll mine in cinnamon sugar and I think that was a great decision I think as the cinnamon works well together with the pumpkin flavour. If you want to try out some fall flavoured cookies these are a good place to start!
This recipe is based on Wine and Glue her Pumpkin Sugar Cookies Recipe
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cookies


  • Pumpkin puree – 120 gram/ 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 300 gram/ 1 1/2 cup
  • Flour – 312 gram/ 2 1/2 cups
  • Butter – 200 gram/ 1 3/4 stick
  • Egg yolk – 1
  • Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Baking Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Extra sugar (190 gram) and cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon) for rolling

For the pumpkin puree you can use a can pumpkin puree or make it yourself. If you want to make it yourself you need a bit less than half a pumpkin, slice and dice it in small squares and then cook for about 25-30 minutes. After that blend it to a smooth puree.

This recipe makes around 45 cookies.
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients


  1. In a big bowl combine the molten butter with the sugar and mix well.
  2. Then add the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and the egg yolk and mix till combined.
  3. At last add the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix for a few minutes.
  4. Put the bowl in the fridge for a little bit, while you preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius/ 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  5. Once the oven is warmed up, remove the bowl with dough from the fridge. In a small flat bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll a small ball of the dough and roll it through the cinnamon sugar. Then place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet with space between them.
  6. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes and let cool down for a bit before eating them. You can make about 3 batches with this recipe, so around 45 cookies.
  7. Enjoy your cookies!


Butter and Sugar

Mixed butter and sugar

Add pumpkin puree, egg yolk and vanille essence

Mixed the pumpkin

Add dry ingredients

Dough complete

Cinnamon Sugar

before oven

before oven close-up

after oven

aften oven close up

Variation Tips

  • Pumpkin Cookies without cinnamon sugar. If you don’t like cinnamon, you can also make these without rolling them in cinnamon sugar.
  • Pumpkin Cookies with sugar. Instead of rolling the cookies in cinnamon suagr, you can also roll them only in sugar.
  • Pumpkin Cookies with Frosting If you want to add a little touch to your cookies you can make any frosting you like for on top. I recommend a cinnamon flavoured frosting.
  • Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. Add about 150 gram oats to this recipe to make these into pumpkin oatmeal cookies.
  • Pumpkin Pecan Cookies. Add about 150 gram pecan nuts to this recipe to make these into pumpkin pecan cookies.
  • Pumpkin cookies with frosting. Love your cookies with frosting? You can make some pumpkin cinnamon frosting for on top of these.

What’s your favourite pumpkin recipe?

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26 responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

    • I think cream cheese frosting would go very wel with these cookies. Although for some reason I always ruin frosting, so I usually just make cookies without frosting.

    • I wouldn’t have thought of that myself to add chocolate chips to pumpkin cookies, but I might have to give that a try next time! That’s great you can buy fresh cookies at your grocery store! They don’t sell pumpkin cookies here, so I have to make them myself.

    • I hope you’ll enjoy them! They are very good! I haven’t tried most of the variation tips myself yet, but I always have fun coming up with ideas to make the recipe a bit different.

  1. Can I just hire you as an in-house cook? I’m not very motivated when it comes to cooking lately and you always try the coolest things! I don’t love pumpkin, but I can imagine it tasting very nice with the cinnamon sugar, so i’d definitely give these a try. 🙂
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    • That would make for a cool job cooking for others! I had a bit of a cooking slump a few months ago and it was the worst, I am glad I have my cooking mojo back again. The pumpkin taste isn’t really overwhelming, it mostly adds to the taste and the texture, so I think even if you don’t like pumpkin you will probably enjoy these!

  2. Mhm I bet these are good with the pecan variation too 🙂 I’ve never made anything sweet with pumpkin aside from pumpkin pie (I always think of it as more savoury – we eat it roasted and pumpkin soup is my favourite in winter!)
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    • I haven’t tried the pecan variation myself, I only came up with the idea after I made them, but it sounds like it would be very good. I tried making pumpkin pie, but it failed. I also made pumpkin soup and use it during dinner sometimes, I think these cookies were my first try at something sweet with pumpkin. I also tried pumpkin muffins, but that recipe needs some tweaking first.

    • I hope you’ll like them! This was the first recipe I tried for pumpkin cookies and I really like this recipe. My risotto recipe will be posted somewhere in November.

    • I hope you’ll like them! I thought these cookies were really good. That pumpkin chai you had sounds really good, I haven’t tried any drinks with pumpkin yet.

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