Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

Cooking Up Memories
by Cooking Up Memories
2 Dozen
40 min

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies are a soft, cake-like cookie that is made with pumpkin puree, butter and lots of pecans. Top them with buttercream icing and sprinkle with chopped pecans or serve right out of the oven, either way these cookies are simply delicious.

There is no better time than today to make these incredibly moist cookies! They certainly have the flavors of the fall season, but can be made all year long.

Make a batch and share with your favorite people. I've been told these are excellent without icing, but I add the icing if time permits. The simple buttercream icing recipe included here sends these cookies right over the top!

Chopped pecans in food processor. Be sure to not chop too finely.

Recipe details
  • 2  Dozen
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Pumpkin Pecan Cookies
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
Butter Cream Icing
  • 1/2 cup Softened Butter
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. Heavy Whipping Cream or Milk
Pumpkin Cookie Batter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until combined.
Beat in egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla.
In a separate mixing bowl add, salt baking powder, cinnamon and flour.
Mix in dry ingredients until well combined.
Add pecans and mix well.
Roll 1-2 Tbsp (depending on how large you like your cookies) of dough at a time into balls and place them evenly spaced on your prepared cookie sheets.
To make a flat cookie for icing, use the bottom of a glass to flatten cookies. Cookie dough is sticky, wet cup before flattening each cookie.
Bake for 13-15 minutes.
Let rest on cooling rack for 5 minutes before serving.
Buttercream Icing
Mix room temperature butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until well combined.
Add 1 – 2 Tbsp of heavy whipping cream or milk until you get the consistency you prefer.
Spread approx 1 Tbsp of icing on each cookie and sprinkle with pecans.
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