The Best and Most Decadent Homemade Pumpkin Cookies Recipe Ever

best homemade pumpkin cookies recipe

Fall is here and it’s time for some lovely Fall dishes made with the one…the only…pumpkin! Maybe loving pumpkin in the Fall is a cliche, but who cares? It’s so good. If we could normalize eating it for the entire year I would be all for that. Anyway, if you want the most moist, soft, decadent homemade pumpkin cookies recipe ever then you made it to the right page! Let’s get started!

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The Best and Most Decadent Homemade Pumpkin Cookies Recipe Ever

Soft, Moist, Homemade Pumpkin Cookies Made With White Chocolate Chips.

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter (Melted)
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Eggs (Large)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Add all of your dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix them together.

  3. Add all of your wet ingredients and puree into another bowl. Blend them together.

  4. Pour your bowl of wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Blend them together with a mixer or whisk.

  5. Add white chocolate chips to your mixture.

  6. Spoon out your cookie dough onto a baking sheet.

  7. Bake cookie dough in the oven for 20-22 minutes.

Preheat oven to 300.

Spoon out cookie dough onto a cookie sheet. Roughly 1 dozen at a time.

Bake for 20-22 minutes.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.


Getting all of your ingredients and supplies ready will make this recipe go smoothly so let’s go over what you will need.

Cookie/Baking Sheet – Prepare your baking sheet and have it at the ready. I recommend spraying down your cookie sheet with a no stick vegetable oil, but you can do this right before you place it in the oven. My cookie sheet was light so if you have a dark sheet you may need to adjust your bake time accordingly.

Large Mixing Bowl – I use a large glass Pyrex bowl for my mixing. There are quite a few ingredients so be sure to have room for them in your bowl. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies worth of dough.

Electric Mixer – I highly recommend using an electric mixer due to the density of this dessert. If that is not an option for you, you can mix your wet ingredients separately by hand. Then slowly add them into your dry ingredients while continuously mixing.

Preheat Oven – Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit while you mix your ingredients so it will be ready when you are! 🙂

Ingredients For The Best Homemade Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

You will need…

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Baking Soda
  • 2 Sticks Of Unsalted Butter (Use Vegan Spread As An Alternative)
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pumpkin Puree or Canned Pumpkin (About 1 Full Can)
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Large Eggs (Use 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce As An Alternative)

First, you will want to retrieve your all purpose flour. Measure out 2 cups of the flour and pour it into your mixing bowl.

homemade pumpkin cookies recipe

Next, grab the pumpkin pie spice and measure out 1 teaspoon. Pour this into your flour.

Then, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture.

Get your light brown sugar ready and measure 1 cup. Pour this into your bowl with the rest of your dry ingredients. Give them a quick whisk together.

Add Wet Ingredients

Take two unsalted butter sticks and melt them in your measuring cup. Pour the melted butter into your dry mixture.

Next, crack two large eggs into the bowl. (Or add 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce In Place Of Eggs)

Add 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract and 2 cups of pumpkin puree. Canned pumpkin works fine!

Pour In White Chocolate Chips

I used white chocolate chip morsels by Toll House, but you can use literally any white chocolate chips you like. I prefer the Toll House brand because the chips seem to be sweeter for my taste.

homemade pumpkin cookies recipe

Add 2 cups into the mixing bowl.

Use your hand mixer to begin bringing your ingredients together. Be very thorough with your mixing.

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Dole Out Spoonfuls Of Your Homemade Pumpkin Cookie Dough

At this point everything should be nice and creamy. Your dough will be more of the consistency of a whip rather than traditional dough that can be made into balls.

Simply take a spoon or even an icecream scoop to portion out your homemade pumpkin cookie dough.

I suggest putting about a dozen spoonfuls onto your (sprayed) cookie sheet. Be sure to space the dough evenly. These cookies will spread just a bit. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies. You can bag up and freeze extra dough or make the entire batch.

Place Your Cookies In The Oven

Place your pumpkin cookies in the oven to bake on 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 22 minutes. This time may be more or less depending on your oven and baking sheet. This worked perfectly for me.

Let your pumpkin cookies cool for 10-20 minutes.


Now it is time to enjoy the spoils of your baking endeavor. You can now enjoy the best and most decadent homemade pumpkin cookies recipe ever!

homemade pumpkin cookies recipe

Seriously these are fantastic and at my house they didn’t even last the night. Between my mother, daughter, myself, and other family members they really didn’t have a chance. They are so moist and perfectly flavored. These cookies remind me of a fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Make these for Fall pitch ins or upcoming holidays!

Let me know how these turn out for you and feel free to email pictures to [email protected]. Stay safe, healthy, and crafty!

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25 thoughts on “The Best and Most Decadent Homemade Pumpkin Cookies Recipe Ever”

  1. Hi Shyla,

    As always a recipe that has me salivating.

    Now this is going to sound a little sad, but being from the UK, I typically only ever use pumpkin as a savoury side.

    However, the thought of pumpkin pie always makes me wonder what I’m missing out on.

    I’m with you when it comes to “normalizing” eating pumpkin all year round. I know where supposed to get as many “greens” into our diet as possible, but just about any orange-coloured food always does it for me.

    Your recipe actually looks extremely easy to follow and this is something I could definitely do.

    I also had to look up what pumpkin pie spice was as I wasn’t sure we’d get it in the UK, but what do you know, there it was on Amazon.

    Can’t wait to try it out.

    Thank you again Shyla and you’ve definitely got a new fan.


    1. Thank you Partha for reading and I do hope you get to enjoy this recipe as much as I do! I am glad you were able to locate pumpkin pie spice on Amazon for your convenience. Pumpkin pie spice is a simplified blend of the common ingredients found in pumpkin pie. It usually contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a few other spices. If you were unable to find pumpkin pie spice you could always whip together your own so never fear!

      I am glad you think we should have pumpkin all year round. Let’s start the petition! Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to have more delicious recipes here for you soon!

  2. Shyla,

    Can you just send the cookies to me? No?

    Fine, I better get to the store. My wife is going to love these. I just need to find a way to make them lower sugar so I can enjoy them too!


    1. That would be nice wouldn’t it! Lol. I hope your wife really does love them and of course I hope you get to enjoy them too! You could always substitute the brown sugar for a more natural blend. Truvia and Splenda have a brown sugar you could use as a substitute that many diabetics swear by. Perhaps using that in place would help reduce the sugar content! Thank you for reading!

      All the best,

      1. Shyla,

        The Great Pumpkin is REAL!

        Wow, these are good. I went ahead with the full sugar recipe. I’ll try the lower sugar version with Truvia next time. It was worth the jump in my sugars for these.

        Thanks for posting this,

        1. Thank you for the kind words and rating. I really appreciate you trying the recipe out for yourself and am so happy you loved it!

  3. Hi Shyla, I’ve never actually cooked a sweet dish with pumpkin, in our house it’s roasted pumpkin or carved out with a candle in for Halloween!

    But these sound absolutely delicious and so easy, although I’ve never heard of pumpkin pie spice but it sounds good to me!

    Your recipes has made me feel like wrapping up all cosy and warm, baking your lovely cookies and going for a lovely autumn walk.

    I can’t wait to try them!

    1. Hello Amy and thank you for giving my recipe a look! I do hope you get a chance to try pumpkin in its sweet form because it is so darn good! Pumpkin pie spice is just so convenient because it contains all of the wonderful spices often found in pumpkin pie. It is mainly a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves which is just perfect for pumpkin.

      I hope this recipe keeps you in the Fall spirit!

      All the best,

  4. Thank you for this amazing recipe for The Best and Most Decadent Homemade Pumpkin Cookies Recipe Ever!! The cookies are amazing and the recipe is easy. It’s the fall season so its perfect timing!

    1. Absolutely, as soon as Fall rolled closer I knew I had to start making some goodies that well represented it. I love pumpkin so naturally some pumpkin cookies were in order! I hope you get to enjoy them! Thanks for checking out my recipe!

        1. Awesome! So glad you got to give them a try and enjoy them! It really is a fantastic recipe and I can’t get enough of them lol. Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment, I appreciate your feedback!

          1. Wonderful! I am so glad you really enjoy them! I hope your aunt likes them too! Thanks so much for the rating!

  5. I’m with Sean….. Can you just send me the cookie? Haha.
    But seriously, I’m lucky because where I’m from we eat pumpkin all year round. My mum is the baker in the family, and we love going to visit to see her of course, as well as taste her latest ‘experiments.’
    I’m going to send her this post and request pumpkin cookies for one of our upcoming visits.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. I am sure your mother will love making this recipe for you if she enjoys baking. 🙂 If she does you will certainly enjoy the pumpkin flavor. I will warn you these are so addictive and hard to stop eating once you start. I am lucky that the last batch is finally gone because I don’t think I need any more sweets. Lol

      Thank you for taking the time to check out my recipe!

  6. Pumpkin meals are not a fall cliche, no sir! They are TRADITION!:) Moreover, pumpkin meals (pies, cookies, etc.) are one of my favourite traditions of them all. I like fall and winter more than summer and spring just because of the smell of these tasty treats. Mix them with a cup of milk, tea, or coffee, and you have yourself a ball. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe for homemade pumpkin cookies. I’m not that good baker myself, but I’ll give it a try. Thanks!

    1. Thank you for stopping by to read my recipe Ivan! I think this recipe is really delicious and I know you will absolutely love it as a fan of pumpkin. I think even if you’re not an experienced baker you could whip up a batch of these lovely fall pumpkin cookies to enjoy. Have a great day!

  7. We also love sweets, cookies, cakes, pies, and pastries, and this recipe is great to try. I like that you wrote nicely what I need and how to make pumpkin cookies, it looks simple.
    I will pamper my family and prepare them during the weekend, for a homely celebration of Halloween. Thank you for this great recipe!

    1. You are welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my recipe and I do hope you and your family get a chance to enjoy these soon! They are so yummy!

  8. Hey Shyla,

    These cookies look SO GOOD! I absolutely LOVE white chocolate!

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe, and the recommendation to use Toll House chocolate chips!

    Time to get out my “Fat Pants”! I’m gonna need ’em!


    1. These definitely are so good you won’t be able to help yourself! I don’t want to know how many of these cookies I managed to eat all by myself! I can’t wait for the next batch! Thanks for reading and hopefully enjoying these soon!

  9. I am so glad you took the time to read my recipe. Do let me know how it turns out with the slight changes for your husband! I do hope you love them as much as I do and am so honored that you believe they will make a great addition to your family recipe book! Thank you for reading!

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