A rolled sugar cookie dough recipe that has a hint of pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Easy to make and perfect for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving!
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I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! My kids love rolled sugar cookies and we make them for almost every holiday!
It’s so fun to be able to make your cookies in any shape.
With Fall here and Halloween coming, I have really been craving pumpkin and pumpkin spice.
I wanted some way to make sugar cookies that incorporated some pumpkin flavor.
After some trial and error, this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe was born. It is so yummy and tastes just like pumpkin pie!
With the addition of pumpkin purée, this dough is a little stickier than classic sugar cookie dough. You can also make this dough into Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting!
Because of this, it’s really important to keep the dough cold. When you are not actively rolling out the dough, it should be kept in the refrigerator.
We are big Disney fans at our house so naturally we decided to make Mickey Mouse shaped pumpkin cookies!
Then we make some yummy frosting that dries smooth and hard to cover the cookies and make the cute Mickey Mouse Jack-o-Lantern face!
You can find the frosting recipe down below and included with my Gingerbread Sugar Cookies recipe!
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Softened Butter- You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. I used unsalted.
Pumpkin Puree- You can use fresh pumpkin puree or canned. I used Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree. Do not use pumpkin pie filling.
Eggs- You can use size large eggs or extra large eggs.
Baking Powder- Baking powder is essential to make these pumpkin sugar cookie bars lighter and airy!
All Purpose Flour- All purpose flour is what is used in this recipe.
Vanilla Extract- Pure vanilla extract is called for in this pumpkin sugar cookie bars recipe to enhance all those flavors!
Pumpkin Spice- Pumpkin spice is the only spice called for in this recipe. Find my recipe for homemade pumpkin spice here.
*I have updated this recipe to include more flour as there were comments that the dough was sticky.
More Sugar Cookie Recipes:
- The Best Sugar Cookie Recipes
- Cookie Butter Sugar Cookies
- Gingerbread Sugar Cookies
- Eggnog Sugar Cookies
- Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies
- Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Bars
- Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Bars
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Stand Mixer
- Rolling Pin
- Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
- Pumpkin Cookie Cutter
- Fall Cookie Cutters
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet
- Cooling Rack
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
Beat in the eggs until the dough s smooth.
Mix in the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract.
Add the pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder to the mixture.
Stir in the flour, just until moistened.
Refrigerate the dough fo at least two hours.
Preheat your oven to 400°
Sprinkle flour on your work surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough about 1/4 inch thick.
Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
To frost the cookies, I used this icing recipe from my Gingerbread Sugar Cookies recipe. It’s pretty easy to make and tastes amazing.
You can use food coloring to make it any shade that you’d like. The sky’s the limit with your creativity!
- Powdered Sugar
- Light Corn Syrup
- Vanilla Extract
- Gel Food Coloring in Desired Colors
How to Make Sugar Cookie Icing
For the decorating icing, mix together the powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk.
Add in the vanilla and corn syrup and mix well. The outline icing should be the consistency of toothpaste.
To make the flood/fill icing, add more milk, one tablespoon at a time until and the flood/fill icing is the consistency of syrup.
Color your icing with your desired colors. Dust with powdered sugar.
How to Decorate Mickey Pumpkin and Jack Skellington Cookies
More Pumpkin Recipes:
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mickey Pumpkin Waffle Sundae
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Cheesecake Factory’s Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- Copycat Costco Pumpkin Pie
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I hope that you enjoy this recipe and it can help you bring the tastes and smells of Fall to your home!
Make sure to pin the recipe!
Other Halloween Recipes:
- Disneyland’s Apple Pie Funnel Cake
- Homemade Mickey Beignets
- Easy Mickey Mouse Halloween Cupcakes
- Disneyland’s Graveyard Cupcakes
- Mickey Mummy Macarons