These Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies are the perfect fall treat! Make these cookies with your pumpkin spice and make them for a party gathering or freeze them to have cookies all year long.
- Pumpkin Puree: Use regular plain pureed pumpkin for these crinkle cookies (not the pumpkin pie filling!)
- Flour: Regular all-purpose flour is recommended for this recipe.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: Purchase this spice or make it yourself!
- Eggs: Adding two large eggs will give the cookie moisture.
- Vanilla: Adding a touch of vanilla will balance out the flavors of the pumpkin and spices.
- Sugar: You’ll need three types of sugar for this recipe: brown, granulated and powdered.
How to Make A Crinkle Cookie
Making crinkle cookies is actually quite easy!
First what you want to do is separate the dry and wet ingredients into separate bowls.
Then, slowly fold in the dry ingredients about a quarter cup at a time. The dough will begin to come together but it will be much softer than regular cookie dough. This is normal.
After the dough is made, add it to the fridge for at least three hours. This will make the dough balls much easier to form with a chilled dough.
Once the dough is chilled, prepare your baking sheets and oven. Take a baking sheet and use a silicon mat or a piece of parchment paper. Spray with cooking oil. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Take a generous tablespoon of dough and place it into the granulated sugar. Coat evenly and then add the cookie dough ball to the bowl of powdered sugar. Coat well and don’t shake off the excess powdered sugar.
Place the unbaked cookies onto your baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies will spread and crack as they bake.
Once baked, allow the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling tray.
Can you Freeze Crinkle Cookies?
Yes! You absolutely freeze these pumpkin crinkle cookies. There are two different ways to freeze your cookies. The dough can be frozen and then defrosted to make fresh crinkle cookies. Another option is to freeze the baked cookies.
If you are baking these cookies, place them in an airtight container and place waxed paper in between the layers of cookies. After freezing, the crinkle of the cookie won’t be as pretty, but the cookie will still be tasty!
How can I firm up the Cookie Dough?
When you are making this dough, you’ll notice that this dough is very soft.
If the dough is too soft to form into a loose ball and then place into the sugar, you can place the entire batch of cookie dough into the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the dough to firm up.
A chilled cookie dough will be easier to handle and should be easily formed into a loose ball shape.