I absolutely love living in Pennsylvania, where the seasons change and we can enjoy the crisp, cool autumn weather. There is something magical about this time of year. From back-to-school excitement, beautiful changing leaves, weekends at the pumpkin patch, and breaking out the fall wardrobe; what isn’t there to love? After all, sweater weather is the best weather!

It is a lovely change of pace back into a routine after busy summers of travel and pool time. A time to snuggle up with a cup of tea and a good book. A time to slow down and savor the harvest. And what better way to enjoy the season than with a pumpkin-flavored treat! These spiced pumpkin cookies are quick and easy to prepare.

Grab a warm mug of delicious Weaver’s Orchard apple cider available here at Wolff’s and relax as we pause and embrace the changes around us.

Spiced Pumpkin Cookies
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Serves: 15-20 cookies
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ c. flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c. confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 tbs milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350* F.
  2. In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  3. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla (1 tsp). Beat until creamy.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt).
  5. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop, drop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake 15-18 minutes.
  8. After cookies have cooled, combine melted butter, vanilla, confectioners sugar and milk in a bowl. Glaze can be applied using a spoon or placed into a pastry bag and drizzled on the cookies.
  9. Enjoy!