Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

Halloween is such a fun time of the year. Especially for me who used to live in France and the UK where spooky season is not as big. I love seeing all those over the top decorations on brownstones and everybody in costume trick or treating. Yet, what I love most is baking spooky treats and especially those Halloween pumpkin spice cookies.

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While I had never really paid attention to anything pumpkin spice before moving to the US – and had a very unfortunate first try at the infamous pumpkin spice latte – I must say that I love baking with it! Sometimes I just make it from scratch and some other time I purchase it ready to use. But it’s been super fun to use it in baking and sometimes even cocktails!

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies Pumpkin Spice & Cocoa Cookies Coating
  • 160g flour
  • 120g butter (room temp)
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 20g pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Nutella
  • 160g all flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 120g butter (room temp)
  • 50g Icing sugar
  • 20g pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Butterscotch sauce
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter


Make the pumpkin spice cookies

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, icing sugar, pumpkin purée and vanilla together.
  2. Add the flour and pumpkin spice, and mix into a dough.
  3. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Roll out the chilled dough onto the baking tray and cut out cookies using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter.
  6. Leave half of the pumpkin full, and cut out eyes and mouth in the other half. I use those Halloween cookie cutters.
  7. Chill in cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Pre-heat over to 355°F or (108°C).
  9. Bake for about 13 to 15 minutes, checking to make sure the cookie don’t over-bake. Cookies are ready when the edges are golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool completely.
  11. Melt butter and brush all the cookies with it.
  12. Mix sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle on top of each cookie.
  13. Spread some Nutella on the full pumpkin cookies, and sandwich with a pumpkin face.

Make the pumpkin spice and cocoa cookies

  1. Repeat the same step as above to make the dough but add the cocoa powder to the flour.
  2. Spread some. butterscotch sauce (or caramel sauce) on the full cocoa pumpkin cookies, and sandwich with a pumpkin face.

Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

What do you think of those Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cookies? Will you give this recipe a go? Which would you prefer? The pumpkin spice version or the chocolate one?

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