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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Look up. Do you see that? Its my October + Halloween header. Pretty cute huh?!


Fall is officially here… and boy am I ready for it.

Here is what I’m loving about Fall right now:

  • Wearing big fluffy sweatshirts
  • Uggs
  • Saying goodbye to frizzy hair
  • Wrapping a giant scarf around my neck
  • Red wine
  • Dark nail polish
  • Pumpkin everything
  • Apple everything
  • Red wine
  • Lots of baking
  • Football season
  • Running in the cooler weather
  • M in overalls (so cute)
  • Did I mention red wine?


In honor of Fall… I made my first official pumpkin recipe of the season. Iced Pumpkin Cookies!

Here’s what you’re gonna need:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • First thing you wanna do is mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, & salt in a bowl and set aside.


Next, you want to cream the butter and the sugar. Then add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until combined.


Drop by heaping tablespoon full onto a baking sheet. Use your fingers to flatten the cookie a little.

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

While the cookies are cooling, you wanna make the icing. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk (add more depending of the thickness you want)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Once the cookies are cooled off, use a spoon to drizzle the icing on top of each cookie.   


You can ice em’ however you like. You can coat the whole cookie, just coat the top, or drizzle it like I did.

My house officially smelled like Fall while these cookies were baking.

What’s your favorite thing about Fall?

In other news… I was featured in an article. You can read it here.

**Editors Note: I’ve received lots of emails asking me who designed my Fall header. Gabriel from Lost Paint Web Design gave my header a Fall makeover. I love it. He’s helped me with my website from the very beginning… and he’s VERY reasonably priced šŸ™‚

24 Responses

  1. Liz @ LBBakes said on September 27, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Ha, I love saying goodbye to frizzy hair as well! But I really love the cooler temps for running. Those cookies look great!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on September 27, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Mmm those look so good. And easy too!

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on September 27, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I love everything about fall! I loved my boys in overalls too, but Max hated them…it made me so sad. He is such a stinker…he has to pick out all of his clothes. The cookies look delicious and I love the fall header! Have a great day Estela!

  4. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on September 27, 2010 at 7:55 am

    i love the cooler weather, the excuses to snuggle more, dark beer and red wine, and cooking with spices šŸ™‚

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on September 27, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I love your seasonal header!! Too cute!

  6. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on September 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I adore fall…and sweatshirts, and boots, and coffee, and PUMPKIN!! Thank you for this recipe! It sounds like one that I would adore!

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on September 27, 2010 at 8:24 am

    These cookies look so good. I love your new header. Do you design those yourself? It’s adorable!

  8. Anne @ a daily slice said on September 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Your header is adorable. I’ve been bracing myself for all for so long!!

  9. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said on September 27, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Estela, these look wonderful! So happy it’s fall!

  10. Maria said on September 27, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love the icing! Great cookies! I am loving fall too!

  11. kat said on September 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Those look amazing!! Can I sub white flour if I don’t have pastry? I have whole wheat but its not pastry flour šŸ™

  12. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on September 27, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Cute header! I love red wine in the fall (and winter) too. And dark nail polish!

  13. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on September 27, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I really like your header! It’s so cute!! I am so blog impaired… I’m not even sure how I’d add something like that on.

    Diggin’ your fall cookies! It felt more like fall here a week ago… Yesterday was 100*?! Yikes. And 98* today… Hoping we get back to traditional fall weather so I can do a little baking with pumpkin.

  14. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on September 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Love the fall header… very cute šŸ™‚ Did you make it or have someone make it for you?

    hmmm pumpkin goodness… these look really yummy.

    We are having cooler temps here in TX which I am hoping will stick around

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  16. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on September 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Looks delish – yet again! I want to make everything you post!

  17. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on September 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Ooh, I have a pumpkin cookie recipe that is similar, and it is ALWAYS a favorite. I need to make it soon!

  18. Mo@MommyRD said on September 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Those cookies look so good! I wish it was feeling like fall here, but alas, it’s 107 mid afternoon today and 95 at night. I am craving winter squashes, pumpkin, and always red wine. šŸ™‚

  19. Lawyer Loves Lunch said on September 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Pumpkin anything for fall sounds just divine! And really, who doesn’t want more drizzled icing in their lives? šŸ™‚

    PS: Like everyone, I LOVE the header šŸ™‚

  20. Mary said on September 27, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Yum yum yum yum! Those sound delicious… and I LOVE your fall list! Mmm

    Great site; so happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Okay, that looks delicious! Wow! I think this is now on the meal plan for the week! šŸ™‚

    Great blog; so happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  21. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on September 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    i love everything about fall – the weather, boots, food….

  22. Ameena said on September 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Your photography always knocks my socks off!

    I can’t wait for fall as well but it was 107 degrees here today so I have a feeling I’ll be waiting for a while. šŸ™

  23. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on September 28, 2010 at 12:10 am

    love the webmaster/site help info…can never have too many of those contacts!

    the icing. that’s all i want. not the cookies, just the frosting šŸ™‚

  24. said on September 28, 2010 at 12:30 am

    oh yeaaa, double acting baking powder is the only way to go šŸ˜‰ these cookies look SO YUMMY!!! wanna eat them up right now- get in my belly!!! <3