Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

September 30, 2011

These pumpkin sugar cookies are made with white whole wheat flour and raw sugar. They make great cut-outs for Halloween or any holiday of the season!

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I am embarrassed to say that I’ve had my pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter for years. Years! As you might expect, I bought it with the intention of making some cute little cut-outs to celebrate fall. Every year I come up with some excuse as to why I’m too busy to make them.

This weekend it all changed. I grabbed it out of the cabinet (along with some others I bought on clearance last fall) shook of the dust and put them to use!

These soft sugar cookies are made with Demerara sugar and are slightly spiced. I kept mine simple this time around, but you could certainly sweeten them up with a good dose of frosting, or make them pretty with some decorating. 


Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies | Fake Food Free


Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

Makes: 24 – 36 cookies (depending on your cookie cutters)


¾ cup Demerara or raw sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 tbsp pureed pumpkin
2 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
Extra raw sugar to sprinkle


Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix in the eggs and pumpkin. Gradually mix in the flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice.

Form the dough into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour. You want the dough to be firm enough to roll and cut.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with sugar, if desired. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges are browned. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 24 – 36 cookies depending on the size of your shapes.

Recipe adapted from Roll Cookies from Joy of Baking


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  • Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) September 30, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I am the same, I still have few baking stuffs have yet to use, hehehe. Your cookie cutter is really cute, like this simple cookie recipe.

  • Michelle @ Find Your Balance September 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I have never, ever used cookie cutters. I don’t know why!

  • Joanne September 30, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I have so many cookie cutters and baking goodies that have yet to be used also! I need to live by your motto…JUST.DO.IT.

    These look amazing. Pumpkin makes everything in life good.

  • Peggy October 2, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I bought some farm animal cookie cutters ages ago and have yet to use them. I don’t know what I was thinking – but maybe I’ll have to whip them out for these because they sound perfect for fall day like today!

  • Ali October 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    They look sweet, I think i’ll frost mine up. Great photos and am glad you finally put your cookie cutter to use 🙂

  • Eliana October 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    These cookies look so delicious! And perfect for this time of year.