Pumpkin Spice Cut Out Sugar Cookies

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Pumpkin spice sugar cookies are a delicious variation on classic cut out sugar cookies.  These pumpkin spice cut out sugar cookies are great for decorating, of course, but are also incredibly delicious to eat plain, too.  The pumpkin pie spices give these cookies fabulous fall flavor.

Pumpkin spice cut out sugar cookies on a wooden table surrounded by whole spices and a glass of milk, with the text overlay reading "Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies."

I made these pumpkin spice cookies for this month's Taste Creations Blog Hop.  My blogger friends and I are all sharing incredible fall cookie recipes today, so be sure to check out the other delicious recipes at the end of this post.  

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies and whole pumpkin pie spices on a white marble surface.

October is National Cookie Month, so of course we jumped at the chance to make our monthly blog hop theme cookies.  Any excuse to make a new cookie recipe is a good one.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie recipe in bowls on a white marble surface.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks, or 226 grams) butter, softened
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie dough and pumpkin pie spices on a white marble surface.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies:

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg and beat until fluffy.  Add the pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, baking powder, and salt, and mix to combine.

Add the flour, and mix just until all of the ingredients are well incorporated and form a firm cookie dough.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie dough being cut into shapes with fall cookie cutters.

Roll out the pumpkin spice sugar cookie dough on parchment paper, and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

Tips for Making Cut Out Cookies:

  • To keep the parchment paper from sliding around while you roll out the dough, put a silicone mat (like a Silpat) beneath the parchment paper.
  • Don't try to move the cut out sugar cookie shapes (especially if they're big).  Instead, lift the dough from around the cut out shapes and leave the unbaked cookies where they are.  This is actually why we roll the dough on parchment paper instead of the countertop.  You don't actually need the parchment paper for its non-stick properties (although that's a nice bonus)--it's all about not having to move those unbaked cookies so they won't get deformed.

Freshly baked Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Smaller cookies will need less baking time, larger cookies need the upper end of the baking time range.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies and whole pumpkin pie spices on a table next to a glass of milk with a pumpkin spice cookie shaped like an acorn balancing on the rim.

These pumpkin spice cookies smelled absolutely heavenly while I was baking them!

Pumpkin Spice cut out Sugar Cookies and whole spices on a white marble surface.

I can't wait to decorate some of these!  I might make some browned butter frosting and turn some into sandwich cookies, too.  That sounds absolutely delicious!

Printable, One Page Version of the Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Be sure to check out the other irresistible fall cookie recipes from my blogger friends!

Fabulous Fall Cookies from the Taste Creations Blog Hop:

An Italian in my Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Our Good Life:  Maple Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Mom Home Guide:  Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

Other Cookie Recipes You Might Like:

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