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Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I’m officially in serious pumpkin baking mode. I’m just trying to find enough time to try recipes I’ve bookmarked, remake old favorites and create some new ones of my own.

I have a pumpkin cookie recipe I absolutely adore but I’ve been on the search for a chewy pumpkin cookie recipe. I came across this one a few days ago and decided to give it a try.

These cookies were pretty good. They had a nice flavor and texture. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, so my search continues, but it’s worth making at least once.

I studded them with the Fall color milk chocolate M&M’s. You can view the full recipe on Leelalicious. If anyone has a favorite chewy pumpkin cookie recipe for me to try out, please let me know!

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Servings: 16 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These pumpkin cookies are flavored with fall spices and studded with fall-colored M&Ms.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 tbsp vital wheat gluten optional
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • M&Ms for the tops of the cookies


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin puree in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, wheat gluten (if using), sea salt, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin spice.
  • Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Because the dough is sticky refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  • Form dough into 16 cookies and flatten them into a round shape (they won't spread much in the oven) and place them on the baking sheet. Press a few M&Ms into the top of each cookie. I used about five candies per cookie. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes.
  • Cool the cookies on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a baking rack to cool completely.


Recipe lightly adapted from Leelalicious

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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7 comments on “Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies”

  1. YUM and SIGH. Im still anxiously and patiently waiting for you to start your overnight shipping service for your baked goods.

    • Unfortunately, I dont think that will happen any time soon. Maybe you can find a friend who enjoys baking and would bake the recipes for you.

  2. I can dream can’t I?

  3. I’m looking for a pumpkin pie chewy cookie, too, so if you find one, please post!!!!

  4. Thank you very much for trying out my recipe 🙂 I love the look of the fall colored m&ms on the cookies

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