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Happy First Day of Fall… or Spring if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere.

For all of my friends and visitors who are also welcoming in the first day of Fall, I wanted to share a simple recipe for pumpkin pie sugar cookies. Though the name may be a little misleading because there is no actual pumpkin pie filing or pumpkin puree to be found in the cookies, they still have a pumpkin pie flavor to them.

All thanks to a little pumpkin pie spice. But believe me, that addition did make a difference. My taste tester (Squeaker) approved of them immediately and they were scarfed down at church, too.

Celebrate the arrival of Fall and all things pumpkin with these tasty pumpkin pie sugar cookies

I have found, typically, that when it comes to the pumpkin craze- people are one of two sides. They either love it or they hate it. Well, maybe hate is too strong of a word, but you get my drift.

I’m on the spectrum of love it.

Pumpkin pie has always been one of my favorite desserts and I look forward to the release of the Pumpkin Spice latte at Starbucks and Pumpkin Spice coffee at Dunkin Donuts. Those two beverages are second to my absolute favorite from a local coffee shop- a Snickerdoodle latte.

But I digress.

When I was pregnant with Squeaker, I found a recipe for pumpkin pie cheesecake and couldn’t make enough of it. And this is coming from a person who can’t stand cheesecake! But with pumpkin? Perfectly acceptable for anytime of the day- including breakfast.

I’ve been in the mood lately to bake, so I started looking through my books for a basic sugar cookie recipe that I could roll out and use cookie cutters with. I ended up finding one online and it suited my needs quite nicely.

pumpkin pie sugar cookies dry ingredients

It really just is the basic sugar cookie recipe with the one addition.

pumpkin pie sugar cookies raw

How to make Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies

Spice up your regular sugar cookie recipe with a little pumpkin pie spice mix for a tasty Fall treat

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons Pumpkin pie spice (if you do not have this, you can substitute it)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in the eggs, then vanilla extract
  3. Add in other ingredients, then cover and chill for at least one hour (or overnight)
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  5. Roll out dough (1/4 to 1/2 inch thick) on a lightly floured surface and cut with cookie cutters
  6. Place on a prepared cookie sheet 1 inch apart
  7. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes and let cool before frosting (optional)

How to make your own pumpkin pie spice mix

If you do not have pumpkin pie spice on hand you can use the following:

For every teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie spice:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

We will definitely make these pumpkin pie sugar cookies again though I think we’ll use a little more pumpkin pie spice and probably decorate them.

Celebrate the arrival of all things pumpkin with these delicious pumpkin pie sugar cookies. The basic sugar cookie gets a simple twist to create this tasty treat.
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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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GiGi Eats
7 years ago

I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL FALLLLL!!!!! You just got me even more excited!