This easy soft pumpkin cookie recipe is a blessing to any serious pumpkin lover. Make cookies ahead of time and keep them in the pantry for up to a week. If you can keep them around, they store beautifully!
A Great Make Ahead Cookie
The dough needs to chill for at least an hour before baking. However, longer is okay. Make the dough up to 3 days ahead of time and keep refrigerated.
This is ideal because it breaks it all up on busy days. Make the dough on Wednesday after work and bake the cookies Saturday morning for a weekend treat.
Use Any Winter Squash
Pumpkin is, of course, amazing in cookies and most every baked good. However, any cooked and pureed winter squash will work with equally tasty results.
A person could use canned pumpkin in a pinch, but making your own pureed pumpkin (or any winter squash) is easy and frugal too!
Pumpkin keeps cookies moist, meaning these will last at least a week in at room temperature (in an airtight container). These soft pumpkin cookies freeze incredibley well.
They even stay softer than most cookies in the freezer, meaning they’re quite good cold but could also make for delightful ice cream sandwiches.
And because they are such good keepers, consider making a double batch eating some now and freezing the rest for later.
So Many Options to Customize
These cookies are amazing plain, just as the recipe is written. However, if a person wanted to fancy them up or switch things around they are an amazing canvas for just that.
Skip the spice or add more based on personal preference.
Add some or all of the following to make for heartier cookies:
- 1 cup of chopped nuts or toasted seeds
- 1 cup of raisins or other dried fruit
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
For a fancier presentation try these ideas:
- Drizzle the cooked & cooled cookies with melted chocolate
- Frost the cookies with cream cheese or spice frosting
- Make smaller cookies and sandwich some frosting between two for whoopie pies
Serving Size: 1 Cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 106mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g