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Pumpkin with applesauce and walnut cookies in a white bowl on a wooden plank.

Pumpkin with Applesauce and Walnut Cookies

Barbara Hall
Pumpkin and applesauce with a little allspice creates wonderful spice cookies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Bake Time 39 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 59 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 145 kcal


  • ½ cup Butter unsalted and softened 1 stick
  • cup Granulated sugar white 132g
  • ½ cup Light brown sugar 106g
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla bean paste
  • ½ cup Unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup Pumpkin puree
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose flour 300g
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Allspice
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 cup Chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar To coat cookie balls


  • Preheat the oven to 375° Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • Weigh or measure the sugars into a small bowl, set aside. In another bowl, weigh or measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and run a whisk through to blend.
  • With a mixer, beat the sugars and the butter together until light and fluffy. On medium speed, add the egg, vanilla bean paste, pumpkin puree, and the applesauce and mix till blended*.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and, at a low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients. Finally, add the chopped walnuts and mix for about 30 seconds. Once combined, cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Scoop out some cookie batter using a medium cookie scoop, and in your hands, make a ball. Add to a bowl with the powdered sugar and coat the ball. Then place on the cookie sheet pan. You can fit 12 balls on a pan. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Move to a cooling rack to cool. Enjoy!


*The mixture will have light-colored specks running through the whole batter this is only the small pieces of apple from the applesauce. Once the flour is added everything blends together. 


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 793IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pumpkin applesauce cookies, pumpkin cookie recipe, pumpkin spice cookies, soft pumpkin cookies
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