Enchanted Pumpkin Cookies

A magical combo of pumpkin and chocolate will enchant your senses in any season! The notes of pumpkin are neither overpowering nor underplayed. The soft cookie serves as the perfect cushion for a chocolate witch’s hat.

This recipe is inspired by Very Best Baking by Nestle.


Yields approximately 60 petite pumpkin cookies.

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can of chocolate frosting
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 bag of Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, powder, spices and salt. Set aside.

Whip the sugar and butter together until fluffy. (About 5 minutes.)

Add in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla.

Slowly beat in the flour mixture.

With a mini ice cream scooper, drop rounds of dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets.

Freeze for 2 hours or ideally, overnight.

Ninja Note: Freezing as you are probably aware avoids cookies merging and melting into each other in a hot oven.

Bake in in a 350 degree for 16 to 18 minutes. Cool completely.

Whip up the frosting with the powdered sugar. Scoop into a piping bag with a large round #2A tip. Pipe circles onto the cookies. Place chocolate kisses into the centers for the peaked witches’ hats.