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Maple Walnut Pumpkin Cookies


When you taste these airy, fluffy cake-like pumpkin cookies you will make them a fall staple for years to come.


  • 2 Cups of butter
  • 2 Cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 Teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon of maple extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 15oz. can of pumpkin
  • 4 Cups of flour
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 Container of cream cheese frosting (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy using electric mixer
  3. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple extract, beat again
  4. Add eggs, and vanilla. Beat.
  5. Add pumpkin. Beat.
  6. Slowly add flour in while beating with mixer, make sure to scrape sides
  7. Fold in chopped walnuts
  8. Drop dough using tablespoons, one to pick up dough and one to scrap onto baking sheet
  9. Bake for 12 minutes
  10. Transfer to wire rack and let cool
  11. Add Cream Cheese Icing (transfer icing to microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds for a softer consistency)
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American