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Pumpkin Spice Crackle Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Crackle Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Crackle Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Crackle Cookies
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Course: Halloween Cookies, Hand-Shaped Cookies, Thanksgiving CookiesDifficulty: Easy



A soft and moist cookie with the texture of a dense muffin and all that pumpkin spice goodness we love. They are coated with powdered sugar and when baked they expand and crack open, creating a great textured, “crinkle” surface.


  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

  • 1-1/2 cups cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups powdered sugar



  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Stir in pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla until well blended. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just blended (do not over-mix). Chill dough for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet parchment paper. Use a 2-tablespoon-sized cookie scoop to mound the batter. The batter is quite wet, so it might be hard to form into balls with your hands, thus a cookie scoop is highly recommended. Place scoops of batter on prepared baking sheets and generously dust with powdered sugar. If you are able to form balls of the dough, you can also roll balls in powdered sugar before placing on baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a rack to cool completely.


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