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stack of pumpkin peanut butter cookies on wax paper on burlap with a cinnamon stick next to them and a bite out of the top cookie
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5 from 4 votes

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies are the most delicious blend of two of your favorite flavors into a cookie that is crisp on the outside and nice and buttery on the inside.  Cookie perfection!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie recipe, peanut butter dessert, pumpkin cookie, pumpkin dessert
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour scooped and leveled (see note 2)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 12 tablespoon unsalted butter room temperature (see note 1)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and peanut butter until smooth.
  • Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until the batter is light and fluffy. Between 3 to 6 minutes.
  • Add in the pumpkin, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Beat until just combined.
  • Add in the flour mixture and beat on low until it is integrated, turning up the hand mixer and beating until just fully combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop, create one inch balls. Place on cookie sheet, approximately two inches apart, and using a fork push down one way and then turn the fork pushing down the other way making a hatch mark pattern.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, rotating half way through. The edges of the cookies should be golden brown.

Notes

  1. You should be able to dent the butter with your finger without pushing it all the way through.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop the flour into a measuring cup and level it off. This will prevent it from being packed and getting too much flour in your cookie recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg