Pumpkin Cookies with a Maple Glaze {Holiday Blog Hop}

This is the first post that I have set up to be part of a holiday blog hop. Want to join in on spreading the holiday cheer? Contact me on Twitter @BigFatBaker or you can find BigFatBaker on Facebook here. You can also e-mail me here!

There is only one major rule, you must include one of the predetermined flavors into your item somehow. Not too hard, right?

This post we were all required to use either pumpkin, maple, or apple flavors.

I decided to make something with pumpkin. I stocked up on canned pumpkin a few weeks ago and have yet to make much of a dent in my collection.

At the last minute I added the maple glaze. The cookies don’t need it, but it adds just a touch of sweetness and it looks so pretty!

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I was slightly skeptical of the thought of pumpkin cookies, but I ended up really happy with the overall recipe. They turned out much better than expected!

The recipe itself is very easy to follow and doesn’t take much time. You could also add nuts or dried fruit to make them heartier and perfect for breakfast, rather than dessert.

The pumpkin cookies were soft and pillowy.  And if you want to take it over the top I highly recommend the maple glaze. It tastes exactly like the maple glaze on a doughnut.

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I made a mistake with the first batch of cookies. I didn’t roll them in sugar & smush to cookie size. Those turned out a bit denser, but in the end I ended up liking them more like than than the cookie shaped ones. They were reminiscent of a muffin. 

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  1. Plump and delicate…gorgeous with that drizzle!

  2. Oh that glaze definitely is the perfect final touch!

  3. These look wonderful…I LOVE maple!!

  4. You know I have wanted to try pumpkin cookies for a while now but haven’t. These look excellent!

  5. Thanks for including me in the blog hop!! I love seeing everyone’s recipes. I really like the idea of the maple glaze on your cookies…adds a special touch!

  6. These cookies would be perfect right in front of me, first of all. Second, they would be beautiful wrapped in cellophane and tied with pretty fall ribbon for a hostess gift! I love cookies!

  7. I live for pumpkin cookies! And they have a maple glaze!! How am I gonna stop staring at these all day?

  8. Mmmm…can I just drink the maple glaze?? These look perfect!

  9. These are some flavorful looking cookies! Love that maple glaze…yum!

  10. Yum! I love everything about this recipe!

  11. These turned out great!! I am so glad that you enjoyed them! :)

  12. The cookies look great!


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