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Pumpkin Shaped Cookies

Super fun and easy, these Pumpkin Shaped Cookies are fluffy sugar cookies that are rolled in cinnamon sugar making them tasty and cute!

Y’all are gonna love these Pumpkin Shaped Cookies! They are a buttery sugar cookie that are rolled in a cinnamon sugar coating and shaped like cute little pumpkins. They are not pumpkin flavored only pumpkin shaped. These always impress guests even though they are pretty simple to make. They are so moist and flavorful as well! If you want a fun cookie that tastes amazing, you need to make this Pumpkin Shaped Cookie recipe!

Close up of Pumpkin Shaped Cookies on dark platter.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I have to use almond flour?

Almond flour adds a soft, sweet flavor and a little richness. It also extends the shelf life because it adds fat to help retain moistness. I realize that not everyone has almond flour on hand so you can substitute almond flour with all-purpose flour 1:1.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! This makes a smaller batch of about 8 cookies but it is very easily doubled or even tripled.

How long does the dough have to chill?

The dough needs to chill for a minimum of one hour. The chilling helps the pumpkins to retain their shape when baking so it’s important to not skip this step.

Can I use another spice other than cinnamon?

If you are wanting to add more of a pumpkin flavor, you can use pumpkin pie spice for a nice twist.

What if I want these to be more orange?

You could add a little orange food coloring to the dough and/or them in some orange sprinkles or orange sanding sugar.

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature where they will keep for up to 1 week. They can also be frozen. Place in a freezer container and they will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove from the freezer to the countertop overnight until thawed.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • all-purpose flour
  • almond flour
  • granulated sugar
  • salted butter
  • egg yolks
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
Ingredients needed: all-purpose flour, almond flour, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, egg yolks, vanilla extract and cinnamon.

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SHAPED COOKIES:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl combine ½ cup sugar with butter. Mix for about 1-2 minutes or until smooth.

Butter and sugar mixed together in bowl.

Add in the egg yolks and vanilla extract.

Egg yolks and vanilla added to butter and sugar mixture.

Mix until combined.

Egg yolks and vanilla mixed into butter and sugar mixture.

Fold in the almond and all-purpose flour and mix until it’s evenly incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour. 

Flours folded into butter, vanilla, egg and sugar mixture.

Remove from the refrigerator. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dough for decorating the cookies. Now grab your cookie scoop and scoop out heaping mounds of the cookie dough. Take each piece of cookie and roll it into a ball using your hands.

Dough rolled into balls.

Using the back of a knife, make several vertical lines around each ball of the dough, all coming together at the top center.

Knife cutting slits into dough balls to shape like pumpkins.

Insert a small piece of dough into the top of each pumpkin cookie to form the “stem” and make a few lines with a knife.

Dough pieces added to top of cookies to make a stem on parchment lined baking sheet.

In a separate bowl combine ¼ cup of granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Roll each cookie into the cinnamon-sugar mixture until fully coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Cinnamon sugar mixed together in bowl with cookies rolled in it.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until slightly golden. 

Pumpkin Shaped Cookies on platter with one cookie propped against another.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Shaped Cookies on white board with bite taken out of one.

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Pumpkin Shaped Cookies

Super fun and easy, these Pumpkin Shaped Cookies are fluffy sugar cookies that are rolled in cinnamon sugar making them tasty and cute!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time:: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine ½ cup sugar with softened butter. Mix with a handheld electric mixer for about 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Add in the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • Add in the almond and all-purpose flour and gently mix until it's evenly incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the refrigerator. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dough for decorating the top of cookies.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out heaping mounds of the cookie dough. Take each piece of cookie and roll it into a ball using your hands.
  • Using the back of a knife, make several vertical lines around each ball of the dough, all coming together at the top center.
  • Insert a small piece of dough into the top of each pumpkin cookie to form the “stem” and make a few lines with a knife.
  • In a separate bowl combine ¼ cup of granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Roll each cookie into the cinnamon-sugar mixture until fully coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until slightly golden. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can substitute the almond flour with all-purpose flour 1:1.
  • Easily double this recipe.
  • Add pumpkin pie spice to the sugar mixture to roll it in.
  • Roll in orange sprinkles or orange sanding sugar.
  • Make sure that these chill for at least 1 hour.
  • These can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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