Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

Or alternatively titled, “cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater” cookies!!  

Why?  Because these sweetly spiced sugar cookies start out with store bought cookie dough.  But hey … no judging!  We are going to doctor them up with a shot of pumpkin pie spice and they will taste like fancy-schmancy from scratch cookies!

So, to further your pumpkin addiction, {taste this} … pumpkin spice sugar cookies!!


So, I used one tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough.  Slice open the tube and put it in a mixing bowl.  Sprinkle in 1 & 1/2 – 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice (or more to taste) and mix the spice into the dough well.  I used my hands (clean of course!) and they smelled amazing :)

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thick.  Using a cookie cutter (pumpkin shaped, of course!), start cutting out cookies and place on baking sheet.  

I use ungreased baking stones.  Bake for approximately 8-11 minutes; centers should be baked through and cookies lightly browned. (Baking time can vary based on individual ovens, baking sheets/stones and cookie thickness.)  My batch yielded about 36 cookies and they went fast!

I love the soft sugar cookie texture with the spicy taste of Fall … enjoy with a mug of hot tea on your porch swing as the evening cools down … or just sip sweet tea in the A/C if you live in Florida ;)

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  1. that sounds fabulous- better than the stupid poptart I just ate for quick breakfast on a working sunday! these would be great with coffee I bet!

  2. These look sooo good, Pinned to make soon!

    xoxo, Tanya

  3. Your Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies look so delicious! We are so excited to make them. We would love to have you link up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at sixsistersstuff.com. We hope to hear from you soon! Thanks for hosting a fun party! -The Six Sisters

  4. Oh wow, those look absolutely delicious! Stopping by from Craft & Tell :-)

  5. Lovely cookies!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com

  7. What a great idea! Unfortunately I’ve never eaten pumpkin pie, it’s not so common in Germany and so I assume there’ll be no referring spice mix, too. But your cookies look yummy!!

  8. I love the warm fall spices and I’m sure these smell and taste delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Thanks so much for linking up at the Ginger Jamboree! I hope to see you there next week!

  10. Yummy!

  11. Thank you for sharing :) What a great idea to add yummy spice to sugar cookies!

  12. I’m all about taking something you can get at the store and changing up into something amazing! Yummy idea adding the pumpkin pie spice!!!!

  13. This sounds so yummy! Wishing I had a few now with my Pumpkin Spice tea!

  14. OMG these look so good!! yummm!
    We just got our link party up and running and would love if you came and joined in on the fun. Each week we are giving away free ad space for one week to one random party goer. Our main site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per week. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-5/

  15. oh yum!!! they are so cute too :o) I’m hosting a Thanksgiving party all month long (until Thanksgiving) and would love for you to come over and link it up! This is in addition to my normal Tasteful Tuesday party that runs every Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and be THANKFUL for all our blessings. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/10/pull-apart-pumpkin-maple-bread-and.html

  16. These look great. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  17. These look delicious!

  18. These look delicious! :) Thanks for sharing last week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! You are a featured favorite this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)


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