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Maple Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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It may not be fall, but you can still enjoy super soft pumpkin cookies!

These homemade pumpkin cookies are topped with an easy maple syrup frosting! These soft-baked pumpkin cookies will bring the perfect hint of fall to your day. I enjoy pumpkin year-round because pumpkin baked goods are so tasty! These frosted soft pumpkin cookies are delicious and packed with the perfect punch of pumpkin spice!

maple frosted cookies on cooling rack

I was recently craving the flavor of pumpkin dessert. I already had some homemade pumpkin bars, so I thought why not make some soft pumpkin cookies? Pumpkin cookies are magical because they always turn out so dang soft and chewy! I believe it’s the moisture in the pumpkin. Whatever the reason, homemade pumpkin treats are forever welcome in my kitchen!

I’ve made several different pumpkin cookies: pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal pumpkin cookies, pumpkin sugar cookies, and pumpkin snickerdoodles. This easy pumpkin cookie recipe is my first frosted pumpkin spice cookie. This isn’t any ordinary frosting; it’s a homemade maple frosting! Maple and pumpkin pair perfectly to create that warm fall feeling of leaves falling and winter approaching. I used pure maple syrup, so it gave the butter frosting the perfect soft hint of maple.

pumpkin spice

This recipe calls for a variety of spices: allspice, nutmeg, ground cloves, and cinnamon. These create the deep spiced pumpkin flavor in the cookies. If you don’t have one or two of these, that’s okay. Compensate by adding more of the other spices. Each spice adds its unique flavor so add more or less depending on your preference. I love the health benefits of cinnamon, so why not maximize it in this spicy cookie recipe?

These homemade frosted pumpkin cookies are the perfect treat to enjoy by yourself, or share with a neighbor! I promise the soft crumbly pumpkin cookie decorated with a smooth maple frosting will bring joy to anyone’s day!

Maple Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

These homemade pumpkin cookies are topped with an easy maple syrup frosting! These soft-baked pumpkin cookies will bring the perfect hint of fall to your day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert



  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Maple Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and combine. Add the pumpkin puree and combine until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients and spices. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a cooling sheet.
  • Prepare the frosting by combining all the ingredients in a mixing bowl with a hand mixer. If the frosting is too runny, add in 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time. If it’s too thick, add in 1 teaspoon of milk at a time.
  • Frost the cooled cookies and enjoy!
Keyword cookies, pumpkin
Maple Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies