Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

pumpkin walnut cookies

pumpkin walnut cookies

Over here at The Tulip House I make Pumpkin Walnut cookies a lot.  I like them, the Mister likes them, baby likes them, even the hound likes them!  If you like pumpkin bread, you will probably like them too.  The recipe is so simple and it makes your house smell heavenly.

This year I decided to make them as one of our Christmas cookies.  And, to make them extra yummy and festive, I topped them with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles!

Here is the recipe,


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • vanilla cream cheese frosting
  • sprinkles


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat together first 4 ingredients.  Sift together dry ingredients and add to wet, mixing thoroughly.  Stir in walnuts.

pumpkin walnut cookie dough

Drop dough by the tablespoon full onto cookie sheets.  (I line my sheets with parchment paper.  They don’t stick and it’s easy clean up.)  Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.  Cool.

Pumpkin drop cookies

Generally I do not frost these, they are yummy as is.  But, when I want them to be a bit richer, I top them with cream cheese frosting!  Here’s the recipe from Glorious Treats, Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting .  Warning, this recipe makes more frosting then you will need. You’ll want to halve it and you’ll still have some extra. I stick my extra frosting in the freezer for future cookies.

pumpkin walnut cookie with cream cheese frosting

Happy Christmas!

p.s. makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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