Pumpkin Cookies with Apple Cider Glaze

It’s that time of year! Pumpkin EVERYTHING! I found this pumpkin recipe and changed it up a little bit and WOW, it’s Yummy! These cookies stay sweet and soft and are a sure crowd-pleaser. These are the cookies you make when you have friends coming over. Yes, I know, these are not healthy cookies – but they do use essential oils!

Let’s bake Pumpkin Cookies with Apple Cider Glaze!

Yields about 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients for the cookies:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cooked pumpkin (or canned)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 drop Wild Orange Essential Oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Apple Cider Glaze (recipe at the bottom of this page)



  1. Preheat oven to 375º F
  2. Mix sugar, pumpkin, shortening, and Wild Orange Essential Oil.
  3. Stir in Flour, baking powder, baking soda, Cinnamon essential oil, and salt.
  4. Roll cookie dough into 1-2″ spheres and space evenly onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake until light brown, 8-10 minutes. Immediately remove cookies from the cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.
  6. Top with Apple Cider Glaze.

Apple Cider Glaze


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider


  1. Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat until completely melted.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. Stir in Apple Cider until smooth.

Comment and let me know how you like this recipe! It’s a fall time favorite in our home. Also check out my sugar and dairy free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe! Subscribe to my blog for more recipes like this!

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