Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies & A Sweet Giveaway

Man I’ve been so excited for today to get here. Why? One word, cookies. I LOVE cookies. Today I’ve teamed up with 7 other bloggers to have a cookie hop. Just think of it as an online cookie exchange that is going to save you hundreds of calories. Unless you bake all of these recipes that is, and might be tempted to do just that. 

For my recipe I chose…

Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies. with Maple frosting. The perfect fall cookie

Oh my word. I’m totally out of control, right?!

Who would have ever imagined #BasicBeth sharing a pumpkin recipe. (Thank you Stephanie for giving me that nickname.) If I keep it up I might become know as “the lady who shares all of the pumpkin stuff” It’s okay though, I don’t mind one bit.

I should also point out that I cheated. I may or may not have posted a very similar recipe over two years ago. I have really been wanting to update the photos because oh my goodness, the photos around here have changed a lot in two years. I also switched up the recipe a bit too. Totally merits a whole new post, right?

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Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
Yields 24
A delicious soft pumpkin cookie with maple frosting
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255 calories
41 g
16 g
9 g
1 g
4 g
62 g
88 g
31 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 88mg
Total Carbohydrates 41g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 31g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3/4 Cup Unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 Cup Sugar
  3. 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
  4. 5 T Canned pumpkin
  5. 2 tsp Vanilla
  6. 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  7. 1/2 tsp Salt
  8. 2 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  9. 2 1/4 Cup Flour
  1. Icing
  2. 2 1/2 C Powder sugar
  3. 2 T Softened unsalted butter.
  4. 2 tsp Maple extract
  5. 3-4 Tbsp Milk
  1. 1) Cream butter and sugars together.
  2. 2) Mix in pumpkin and vanilla until well blended. Add pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder and flour. Mix until dough comes together and forms a ball.
  3. 3) Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  4. 4) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. 5) On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to 1/4" thickness a hair over is okay too. Use cookie cutters to cut and place on a lined or lightly greased sheet.
  6. 6) Bake for about 10-12 minutes until the bottoms are light browned. Transfer to a wire baking rack to cool
  7. 7) Mix powder sugar and butter together until the butter is evenly mixed in. Add the extract and slowly add the milk until the icing is your desired consistency. I like to whip it for several minutes to make it really fluffy.
  8. 8) Ice the cookies. The frosting will set up quickly so if you wish to add sprinkles don’t waste any time!
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So good, so simple. I only wished I had found my pumpkin shaped cookie cutter 15 minutes earlier. How cute would that be?! Oh well. I guess I should make them again :P.


Be sure to check out these other amazing cookie recipes:

Keri Lynn Snyder: Holiday Cookie Recipe
Polka-Dotty Place: Brookies
Wife Mommy Me: Chocolate Chip Cookie + Giving Plate DIY
Sweet Little Ones: Chocolate Almond No Bake Cookies
Waltzing In Beauty: Biscotti Cookies
Chasin’ Mason: Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie
The Adventure Starts Here: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Our Pretty Little Girls: Frosted Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Now for that sweet giveaway!

I am so excited to have teamed up with some of my best blogging pals to give you a chance to win a little extra money for the holidays. 


How about $150 in PayPal cash?
With Christmas just around the corner,  a little extra spending money would be so nice. 

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The giveaway starts now and runs through 12:00 on 11/22. Just in time for your Black Friday shopping!
Good luck!


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Now it’s time for Tuesday Talk!
We would love to have you link up whatever you have going on today!

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  • Jessica

    You, make pumpkin cookies? I am shocked. πŸ˜‰ Those look and sound so yummy! Excited about our giveaway!!

    • Baha ha! I know, right?! I NEVER make anything pumpkin flavored :P.

  • Amy Smith

    Those cookies look delicious!

  • Another great pumpkin recipe! My husband and kiddos would give you three cheers right now!!

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Ah those cookies look delish!! What a fun hop! I can’t wait to check out the other recipes. Awesome giveaway too!

    • Thank you so much Lizzie. This is the second year to do a cookie hop and it is always a lot of fun.

  • Umm, your name should be #BusyBeth….. πŸ˜‰

  • Yum yum yum!!! Those look amazing!

  • Oh these cookies!! They look sooo good!!!!!

    • They ARE so good :). I love them way too much.

  • Pumpkin cookies with FROSTING??? Yep. I’ll be making these. I’ve been kind of sad that the so called “pumpkin season” was over, so these might just have to pop into rotation here in the coming weeks!

    • They are super soft too. I LOVE them so very, very much. I have been kind of sad too. It’s just not as much fun after Thanksgiving. I think I am all out of pumpkin recipes for 2016 too.

  • I am loving all of the changes you are making over here. So cute and these cookies, oh my goodness, Pinned!

    • Thank you so much! I really love it too. Thanks for the pin, again.

  • Basic Beth! Hahahaha. That is hilarious! And perfect. Now I wish my name started with a B, too. These sound absolutely amazing… you know I’m all over them! Definitely pinning them! And thanks again for inviting me to join the giveaway! It looks like it’s doing great so far!

    • Oh that Stephanie. She is such a joy to my life. Lol you crack me up too. I’ll just call you #BasicBlindsay. Thanks for the pin friend, it is so helpful. You are SO welcome, thanks for joining my shenanigans.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    I mean, pumpkin + cookie + frosting. Yes, I’ll take one… DOZEN! YUM!!!

    • I know, right?! I was just thinking about you and pumpkin muffies and how fall wouldn’t be complete without making a batch. I think I need to make that happen this weekend for sure.

  • These look delicious! I love having a twist on something traditional. Thanks for sharing!

    • They are so good, one of my favorites for sure. You are welcome!

  • Oh man… I know what I need to make this weekend. Seriously YUM!

    • They are so good and super soft too. Like pumpkin Lofthouse cookies. Mmmmmm!!!!

  • Meghan Flinn

    Umm I think you already are the blogger who shares everything pumpkin… And I love it! And I hear you on wanting to update old posts with better photography!!

    • OMG Meghan it’s bad… like so bad… like crappy cell phone photos bad. I made a goal to become a better food photographer over the course of the year and I think I achieved it. But when I look back two years ago?! I wonder why anyone read my blog :P.

  • Whitney Jordan

    #BasicBeth – I love it!! I knew these cookies had to be your recipe when I saw the picture πŸ™‚ They look so good and would be perfect to bring along to any holiday gathering. I love that they are iced and of course I love the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Stephanie is a total genius, love that lady so much. That is the best ever. You knew my cookies by the photo!!! You just made my day friend. They are SO good. Super soft and that maple glaze is so yummy.

  • chall1018

    #BasicBeth is the pumpkin recipe queen! Everything you share looks amazing. Also, I cringe at some of my old posts. Yikes!

    • I’ll gladly wear that crown. Thank you so much. Oh friend I can totally relate, SO bad!

  • You can let go of all things pumpkin now… it’s time for all things peppermint.

    • AFTER, Thanksgiving. I still need to bake a batch of pumpkin muffies first. But as for the blog, it’s over.