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Everyone's Making Pumpkin Spice Cookies And They Look Delicious

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

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Everyone's Making Pumpkin Spice Cookies And They Look Delicious

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @zaynab_issa

With temperatures dropping and the leaves turning, it's officially the season of pumpkin-spiced-everything.

While we'll never say no to a syrup-infused latte, another autumnal sweet treat has caught our eye: namely, pumpkin spice cookies.

Laced with festive spices and made with sweet pumpkin and vanilla, these baked delights are just right for October - and we'll be baking some in the run-down to Halloween.

Here, New York foodie Zaynab Issa shares her recipe for pumpkin spice cookies with caramel frosting - a combination she describes as 'heavenly'.



If you'd like to see more of Zaynab's recipes, you can find her on Insta and TikTok via the handle under @zaynab_issa.

For the cookie mix

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
(Credit: TikTok / @zaynab_issa)
(Credit: TikTok / @zaynab_issa)

For the frosting

  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
(Credit: TikTok / @zaynab_issa)
(Credit: TikTok / @zaynab_issa)


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and the egg, followed by the pumpkin puree.
  2. Add the flour, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, salt, and baking soda to the bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Scoop the batter by the rounded tablespoons onto a lined baking sheet, and bake at 350 for 11 minutes.
  4. To make the frosting: Add the butter, cream and brown sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a rapid boil, stirring continuously. Transfer the caramel to a heatproof bowl to cool.
  5. Once it's completely cooled, add the powdered sugar to the caramel and whisk vigorously until light and fluffy.
  6. Spread a teaspoon or so of the frosting onto the bakes cookies and enjoy.
(Credit: TikTok / @zaynab_issa)
(Credit: TikTok / @zaynab_issa)

Delicious! Just off to scoff a batch of these, accompanied by a pumpkin spice latte, of course.

Topics: Tasty Food, Baking, Food And Drink, halloween

Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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