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OHOW’s Orange and Pecan Pumpkin Cookie

Try these sweet and savory pumpkin cookies for fall! Combine the earthy flavors of autumn with a bright and zingy orange glaze for a delicious balance of Fall flavors.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine baked goods
Servings 3 dozen cookies


Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • The zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

Orange Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tablespoons milk
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of one orange


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom and cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to the butter mixture. Beat on medium speed until fully incorporated and creamy. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons), drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Spray the bottom of a glass with nonstick cooking spray and ever so slightly, flatten the tops of the cookies.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To Make the Orange Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Add milk as needed and orange zest to achieve glaze consistency.
  • Place a piece of parchment or wax paper on your work surface and place a wire rack on top of the paper. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze and place the cookie onto the wire rack allowing the glaze to drizzle down the sides of the cookie and dust with toasted pecans. Allow glaze to firm up before serving.


These cookies are best served the day they are made. It is recommended to keep them at room temperature. Do not place them in an airtight container, as it will cause the cookies to become too soft and slightly sticky.
Keyword Fall cookie recipe, pecan pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cookie recipe