Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

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based on 33 reviews
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15 min.
23 min.
5 dozen cookies

These delicious Pumpkin-Walnut Cookies are great for a snack or holiday bake sale.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • walnut pieces (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 350º F.

butter, brown sugar and sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract. Continue beating for 1 to 2 minutes or until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in 1 cup walnuts by hand. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice in medium mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Garnish with walnuts.

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Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

I baked these cookies for a meeting at work. Other employees also brought cookies. Mine were gone first, and I was asked for the recipe! They remind me of pumpkin rolls. Everyone loves them.

- Naomi Bortner

One of My New Favorite Cookies!

I made these cookies and shared them with my neighbor and family. I know that something is a winner when the platter is almost empty when I leave. This one definitely passed the test! The cookies are so moist and the frosting so appropriate. I toasted the chopped walnuts that I'd reserved for the cookie tops. This adds another layer of really good flavor.

- Madeline Montagne from Carriere, MS


I made these last year, and they definitely made a big hit with my teenage son & my husband. They make very good bake sale cookies too!

- Kathy Sampaga from SEATTLE, WA

A party hit!!!

I made these cookies for a party and everyone was raving about how good they were and that it was like biting into a piece of pumpkin pie. As a matter of fact, I didn't get to even taste them because all of my guests ate every last one of them!!!

- Christina Ciaglia from LONG BRANCH, NJ

Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

I made a double batch to bring to work and they were a huge hit! I have a feeling these will be repeated throughout the year. They're not just for Autumn, anymore...

- Gwen Antosz from STATEN ISLAND, NY

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/5 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 5

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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