Sugar Cookie Pumpkins Recipe

Sugar Cookie Pumpkins Recipe

I love baking cookies for all my favorite holidays. As Halloween approaches, I have been busy baking some spooky treats for my family and friends. Sugar cookie pumpkins are a festive treat for any fall holiday including Halloween and Thanksgiving.



  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda


  • Powdered sugar
  • Water
  • Orange food coloring (optional)


  1. Mix together the sugar and butter.
  2. Add the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking soda.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.
  5. Cover the sugar cookie dough and place in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  7. Roll the sugar cookie dough in a fourth-inch sheet on a floured surface.
  8. Cut the dough using pumpkin cookie cutters.
  9. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool thoroughly.
  13. In a separate bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and some water to form an icing. Add orange food coloring.
  14. Ice the pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies.
  15. Store in an airtight container.

Sugar Cookie Pumpkins

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Sugar Cookie Pumpkins Recipe © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sugar Cookie Pumpkins © 2013 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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