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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!


Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies shaped like Mickey Mouse with orange frosting

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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.


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.


Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies shaped like Mickey Mouse Jack-o-lanterns with candy corns and pumpkins


My kids are so excited to be going to the Halloween Party at Disneyland next month, so naturally we decided to make Mickey Mouse shaped pumpkin cookies!


I used this cute Mickey Mouse sandwich/cookie cutter to cut out the Mickey shape. I also used this cute pumpkin cookie cutter!


Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie dough and a pumpkin cookie cutter


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!


The frosting recipe is included her with my Gingerbread Sugar Cookies recipe!


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  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Purée
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour


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How to Make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies


  1. Start by beating the softened butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy with a stand mixer. I like Bosch or Kitchenaid.
  2. Beat in the eggs until the dough s smooth.
  3. Mix in the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder to the mixture.
  5. Stir in the flour, just until moistened. 
  6. Refrigerate the dough fo at least two hours.
  7. Preheat your oven to 400°
  8. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough about 1/4  inch thick.
  9. Use your pumpkin or Mickey Mouse cookie cutters (here are some other cute Fall cookie cutters) to cut out your desired shape.Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie dough and a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter
  10. Use a spatula to transfer the cookie dough shapes to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  11. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
  12. Remove them from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies


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!


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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies
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.
Course Dessert
Keyword Dessert
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 8 Minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
Course Dessert
Keyword Dessert
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 8 Minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
  1. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Add the pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder to the mixture. Stir in the flour just until mixed. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the dough until 1/8 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Transfer the cookies to a cookie sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes. Let them rest on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before placing on a cooling rack.
  3. Decorate as desired.
Recipe Notes

Make sure you keep the dough refrigerated between batches or it will get too soft and sticky.

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14 Comments on Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

  1. I’m really excited to try these, but I’m having some trouble with the consistency. I know I followed the recipe EXACTLY, but my dough is far too sticky to handle or roll out. I’m a bit nervous to add more flour, but is that my solution? Any help would be amazing!

    • Oh no! The dough is definitely harder to work with than regular sugar cookie dough. You could add a little more flour, but I would just working with a small amount of dough while keeping the rest of the dough in the freezer until you’re ready to use it! Hope that helps!

  2. I’m an experienced baker and I also had a terrible time with this dough. I used all the tricks…chilling the dough…rolling between parchment paper…adding more flour…nothing worked. It was still a sticky mess and I had to throw it out. Comparing this to other recipes that are almost identical, it seems like this has one too many eggs in it.

    • I’m sorry you had such a hard time. I find that keeping the dough in the freezer, then working with small amounts when rolling it out works for me.

  3. I made this today and they came out perfect and they are delicious. Dough was perfect instead of refrigerating I put in the freezer for 15 min.

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