Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Cinnamon Icing


I am finally getting around to giving you the recipe for the sweet little Pumpkin Spice Cookies I teased you with on Facebook a week ago. My intention was to post it right after we arrived in Kona, but life has been so hectic! I feel like I’ve been in an out of grocery stores and Target for the past week and haven’t even gotten to stop and smell the salty ocean breeze.

On top of that, Asher is having a tough time adjusting to life here. He’s testing me with every bed time and nap, getting out of the pack-n-play a million times, and purposefully throwing things out to make me come in. It’s been such a battle every day but he’s starting to get the idea that I mean business, so things are getting a little better. Oh toddlers!

It’s early, and my brain isn’t full functioning yet, so I won’t try to write anything poetic or witty. We’ll just get straight to the recipe, because that’s what you all care about anyways right?

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Cinnamon Icing

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or for a smoother texture, food processor), combine the maple, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet while the mixer is running.
  5. Scoop golf-ball size balls of dough onto a lined cookie sheet. Press down lightly with your palm to flatten them a bit.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool completely.
  7. While the cookies are cooling, make the icing by pureeing all of the ingredients in a blender or small food processor. Leave at room temperature until you are ready to frost the cookies.

Variations – Skip the glaze and add chocolate chips or raisins to these cookies. Incredible!


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  • Julie

    I love pumkin cookies. Since I have gone healthier these were a perfect option. I bring them to work with me to share. Thank you so much for taking the time to figure out healthier ways of eating that taste fantastic :)

  • Sharon

    These are great! I made them before Christmas and really loved them!

  • Suzanne VanKuren

    I love how creative you are with your recipes. You continue to motivate me! These were the best – my “normal eating” family members loved them too!

  • Lynn

    I’m an avid baker but when some of my friends went paleo I didn’t know what to do. Luckily I found your blog, these biscuits are a favourite with everyone now, I’ve been asked countless times for the recipe (I always direct people to your blog) and I’m so glad to say that everyone from the health-interested to the paleo to the gluten-intolerant, to those who just love cookies are enjoying these goodies. Thanks.

  • Monique A

    I really tried to hold off eating one of these until I frosted them, but I couldn’t resist. This might be the best pumpkin baked good I have ever had. I used a homemade xylitol syrup instead of the honey and they turned out great. I imagine they’ll be fantastic with the frosting too (if I don’t eat them all before I get to that point). Thank you!