Fluffy spiced pumpkin cookies, topped off with milk chocolate Kisses! A seasonal twist on a classic cookie!

We went from ridiculously gorgeous weather to intense rain and wind the next handful of days. And now we’re headed into a super cold streak. I really shouldn’t be complaining because most of that is normal for this time of year and we’re in desperate need of rain. BUT I didn’t get to get any pretty Fall pictures before the rain and wind knocked everything out of the trees. Our leaves started to change color super late this year so I kept holding off for a nice day to hit… the perfect day and I should’ve taken advantage of our gorgeous day last week buuuut oops. Oh well I suppose! Now my goal is snowy winter pictures with the kids instead this year. Fingers crossed I’m able to get that one accomplished!

I was out doing errands this weekend with my oldest and ended up at the pet store. Whenever we’re there, we usually take our time and do a lap of the store to visit all of the animals. Pick out our favorite fish, see which rodents are up and then off to say hi to the vats. I try to avoid the reptiles… I’m generally not a fan. Okay, not at all a fan. The strange part about this visit was one of the guinea pigs. It was being housed next to the bunnies that were up for adoption. That alone should tell you about it’s size. The regular guinea pigs are always near the hamsters and such. This one was massive. Seriously, the largest guinea pig I’ve ever seen. Add some floppy ears to it and it could have easily passed for a bunny.

I’m continually amazed by what opportunities there are for kids these days… from learning languages at a young age to all kinds of sports. I’m sure it’s not the same from one school district to another or even state to state, but even overall, there seem to be far more opportunities or at the very least…the opportunities are starting much earlier. Growing up, there was tee-ball and soccer for the little kids and eventually baseball. Of course the various dance options, but beyond that… not a ton. Most sports and other extra curricular activities started in high school and on occasion, junior high, but never before. So, 20 years later… field hockey may be becoming part of my life again. And what’s crazy to me is that my daughter is going to learn how to play a full 5 years before I did! Also… my field hockey stick absolutely is dating me (if I hadn’t already done that myself). Everything is so much more polished. I’m definitely partial to my wood exposed stick though. And of course this has me curious… what sports did you play in school? I played field hockey for a few years, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track. I’d say out of all of those… I miss field hockey and running hurdles the most.

More cookies!! Hooray!!

The best way to start the week. Right?! And bonus, they’re PUMPKIN! I told you pumpkin was here to stay (for now).

I’ll confess… I’m already craving Thanksgiving, so things might be turning that way in the not so distant future. The crazy thing is that we’re almost in November! How on earth did that happen?!

But let’s talk about these cookies… k?!

I turned a classic cookie into a fun seasonal treat. Fluffy spiced pumpkin cookies, topped off with milk chocolate Kisses! A fun cookie for the entire family!

This recipe makes a generous 3 dozen, which may sound like a lot, but these are going to disappear. You’ll be glad it makes so much! And of course, you can always make some one day and more another!

A fun and flavorful cookie you’ll absolutely want to make before Fall passes us by!

Add these fun and flavorful spiced pumpkin Kiss cookies to your baking plans!

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Spiced Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Prep Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Yield: 40
Fluffy spiced pumpkin cookies, topped off with milk chocolate Kisses! A seasonal twist on a classic cookie!


  • 3/4 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar, divded
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • Milk chocolate Kisses


  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping bowl as needed. Add spices, salt and baking soda, followed by pumpkin puree. Mix until just combined. Add 1 cup of flour at a time until fully combined, increase speed after each addition. Mix until no streaks remain. Chill for at least 3-4 hours or until dough is firm but still manageable. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 
  • Add remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar to a small bowl. 
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop heaping mounds of dough. Shape dough into roughly 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and space 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes. While cookies are still on baking sheet, immediately press an unwrapped chocolate Kiss into each cookie. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Store cookies in an airtight container. 


Recipe yields roughly 3 dozen cookies.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel


Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 45mg, Potassium: 21mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 589IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most accurate data, use your preferred nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you used to make this recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Cookie

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Fluffy spiced pumpkin Kiss cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun seasonal twist on a classic cookie!