These Pumpkin Spice Roll Out Cookies are going to make your kitchen smell of sugar and spice and everything nice for your little witches and goblins on Halloween.
How is it possible that Halloween is in just over 2 weeks? I’m embarrassed to admit we haven’t even started to work on our costumes and this year, we’re all dressing up. Even the baby! I’ll be sure to post our looks (if they ever come together) here.
The one thing I got going on weeks ago, though, were all of the recipes we were going to be making on the days leading up to Halloween. We always spend Halloween night with my friend, Keri and her family, making Pizza Mummies and Mummy Dogs together. I actually tried to suggest making something different to the kids and Kenya and Chloe both protested immediately! Nice try mom.
This coming weekend we’re going to make our costumes (I’m praying they turn out) and bake up a batch of these Pumpkin Spice Roll Out Cookies. They have just the right amount of pumpkin flavor, they’re soft, but hold up to the dough being rolled out and cut into shapes as well as being a ton of fun to decorate.
The best part is that you can make the dough ahead of time so you can cut the cookies out into fun Halloween shapes with your kids whenever you have time. We love using a powdered sugar icing on them, but you can use any frosting you enjoy or serve them on their own.
I got these dye free orange jimmies for them to sprinkle on top which make them even more festive. Make this time of year extra special by trying out this not too sweet Pumpkin Spice Roll Out Cookie which will put smiles on everyone’s faces!
Pumpkin Spice Roll Out Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
- In the bowl of a standing mixer or with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
- Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.
- Turn the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Continue to mix until the dough comes together.
- Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. When the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 325F.
- Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick, and use cookie cutters to cut into shapes.
- Transfer to a silpat-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Yes! Place in a single layer in the freezer until frozen, about 30 minutes. Then transfer to an airtight freezer safe container for up to 3 months!
Can you freeze the cooked cookies?
Wondering if you have a source for junk-free, sprinkles? The only naturally dyed orange sprinkles I found was a colored sugar (India Tree), but you can really taste the beta carotene! Thanks!
These are great cookies! I made them tonight and my 3-year-old helped cut them out. The dough is very easy to work with and they hold their shape very well! I was very surprised to see that there was no egg…I actually read through the recipe a few times to make sure I wasn’t missing anything, but I guess it isn’t needed with the pumpkin. As an added bonus, since there was no egg we were able to sample some of the dough. Thanks for sharing…these will probably become a holiday tradition for us!
Yes! The dough will keep in the fridge for about 5 days!
Can you make the dough 1-2 days ahead and keep in the fridge until you are ready to roll/cut/bake?
Sounds neat and yummy!
Look at her recipe for baked chocolate cinnamon doughnuts. It has the recipe for icing that she drizzles over the doughnuts. I’m guessing it would work perfectly for these cookies. I think it’s 1/4 C of powdered sugar and 1 T. of milk.
Yes! It is a powdered sugar mixture, check out this one: https://weelicious.com/2013/12/19/gluten-free-sugar-cookies-kitchenaid-giveaway/
Do you have a recipe for the icing? Thanks
Powdered sugar thinned with a bit of milk or water. Check out the recipe in this sugar cookies post: https://weelicious.com/2013/12/19/gluten-free-sugar-cookies-kitchenaid-giveaway/
These look great! What do you use for the icing/glaze?
I haven’t tested that, but it should work. The cookies may be a little more dry!
Am I able to sub whole wheat flour?