Pumpkin Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Beat sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; beat in egg until smooth. Mix pumpkin and vanilla extract into creamed butter mixture; add cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Stir flour into pumpkin-butter mixture just until dough is mixed. Refrigerate dough, 2 hours to overnight.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Roll dough on a floured work surface and cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Arrange cookies on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes.