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Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

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Grab a tall glass of milk and get ready for these super delicious, super easy chocolate glazed pumpkin cookies!  Made from scratch, these cookies turn out soft and fluffy and filled with the delicious flavors of fall.

These cookies are some of my favorite cookies to enjoy the fall.  However, if you want enjoy the same delicious flavors but are short on time, try these Cake Mix Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies or these Pumpkin Cookie Bites.

easy pumpkin cookies

A Delicious Fall Treat From Scratch

I am not a fan of pumpkin pie, but I love a good pumpkin cookie! So when my friend stopped by with a plate of these delicious pumpkin cookies topped with a chocolate glaze, I polished off a stack and then begged her for the recipe!

Not only do these taste ah-mazing, they are also SUPER simple to make. Which is good because I know a lot of people are intimidated with baking! I followed the recipe exactly and I must say, they turned out fantastic!  These tasty treats are perfect to enjoy throughout the fall and especially during Thanksgiving!

How To Make Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

Dry Ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, you’ll want to whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.  Once you’ve whisked everything together, set it aside.

Wet Ingredients – In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until until it becomes light and fluffy.  I like to use a standard hand mixer for this part.  Next, add in the egg and continue beating until it’s smooth.

Add Pumpkin & Combine – Using the low speed on the hand mixer, alternate adding in the pumpkin puree and the flour mixture.  Do this until everything has just combined.   Be careful not to over mix everything.

a metal bowl filled with orange cookie batter

Scoop & Bake – Place heaping balls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.  Be sure to leave about an inch or two between each ball to all them to spread out while baking.  Place them in the oven at 375 degrees F and bake them for about 16-20 minutes.  The cookies should puff up and the edges should be a nice golden brown color.  Place the pumpkin cookies on a cooling rack until they cool completely.

a cooling rack filled with fluffy pumpkin cookies

Glaze – To make the glaze, place the chocolate in a glass bowl and melt it in the microwave.  If you don’t want to use the microwave, you can place the glass bowl over (not in) a simmering saucepan of water.  Stir occasionally so that everything melts evenly.

Drizzle – Place the melted chocolate into a plastic bag and then cut off a small corner of the bag.  You’ll also want to transfer the cookies to a sheet of parchment paper before adding the chocolate.  Drizzle a desired amount of chocolate over the cookies.

Chill – Refrigerate the pumpkin cookies for about 20 minutes until the chocolate glaze has firmed up and then serve.

a cooling rack filled with cookies topped with a chocolate glaze

Cookie Jar Gift Idea

Since this recipe made so many cookies, I decided even though I probably could eat them all, it would be best for my waistline to give some away as gifts. So after they set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes and the chocolate hardened, I put them in cute little jars and added some ribbon.  (his was a cuter alternative to the normal plate wrapped in cellophane, right?

 chocolate pumpkin cookies in a jar that has been gift wrapped

More Easy Pumpkin Recipes

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a plate full of chocolate glazed pumpkin cookies
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Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

These chocolate glazed pumpkin cookies are a delicious fall treat made from scratch.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fall, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 3 Dozen
Calories 126 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin-pie spice, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg; beat until smooth.
  5. With mixer on low speed, alternately add flour mixture and pumpkin puree a little at a time. Mix just until combined (do not over mix).
  6. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto two baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes, then rotate the cookies in the oven to bake evenly.
  8. Bake an additional 8 - 12 minutes or until edges are golden and cookies puff up.
  9. Immediately transfer cookies to wire racks, and cool completely.
  10. When cookies have cooled, set them (still on rack) over a baking sheet or waxed paper.
  11. Melt the chocolate by placing it in a glass bowl over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, stirring to make sure it is melting evenly.
  12. Remove from heat and pour chocolate into a plastic bag. Snip off a corner and pipe chocolate over cookies.
  13. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 126
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a plate full of pumpkin cookies made from scratch and topped with chocolate

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