This month for the Secret Recipe Club I found these Pumpkin-Spice Latte Cookies along with a gold mine of other goodies!  Read on to find out who’s blog I had this month!
Pumpkin-Spice Latte Cookies
I love my PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) and when I saw these cookies on Jessie’s blog Jessie Weaver, The Vanderbilt Wife, my mind was immediately made up.  Who can’t resist a soft pumpkin cookie with a fudgy like topping?  Not me!  I made these up last Sunday and after we consumed a couple I put them in my freezer.  We will have family visiting soon and I will be sharing these with them!
Pumpkin-Spice Latte Cookies
I did make a few changes (sorry Jessie’s hubby!) and added some nutmeg, browned my butter for the frosting, then sprinkled a little more freshly grated nutmeg on top of the cookies.  Growing up I was not a nutmeg fan, but now I can’t think of a pumpkin cookie without adding some freshly ground nutmeg!
I really enjoyed having Jessie’s blog this month.  I’ve followed her for quite some time now and she has some great recipes out there as well as some great stories to go along.  I love how she says her family recipes are “someone’s family recipe”.  😉  Be sure to hop over and check out everything she has to share!
Pumpkin-Spice Latte Cookies
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use almond)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  1. Sift flour through salt together. In separate bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Add pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla. Mix together well.
  2. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and stir until incorporated.
  3. Drop by tablespoons on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 14 minutes at 350. Cookie will spring back when lightly touched.
  4. Transfer to cookie racks and cool.
  5. To make frosting: Melt butter in saucepan and cook just until butter begins to brown. Add coffee granules, milk, brown sugar and bring to a slow boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  6. When cooled, stir in powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream. Spoon over cooled cookies and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. BecHeflin September 1, 2014 at 4:41 am - Reply

    I love pumpkin cookies and these look so good, Shelby!

  2. honeyb September 1, 2014 at 4:48 am - Reply

    I'm still not sure I'm ready for all-out fall and pumpkin, but these certainly look great! I think I'm not ready for fall/cold because it's really been such a mild summer here. Wait! 😉

  3. Sherri Jo September 1, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Now… here you have me. I like pumpkin, just not lattes. These cookies though… yum! I may have to make up some of these myself! <3

  4. Sara September 1, 2014 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    These look amazing! I can't handle Pumpkin Spice Lattes because they are just too much sugar in the mornings, so a dessert version in a cookie would be so perfect for me! 🙂

  5. Jessie Weaver September 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I definitely forgive you for adding nutmeg! Ha. I love it, too. And browned butter makes everything better! Thanks for the sweet words about my blog.

  6. Life Tastes Good September 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Dannnnng girrrrrl these sound so amazing! I had never had a pumpkin cookie until Madison made some a couple years ago. I was never really a fan of pumpkin, but she converted me with those cookies! I love the topping on these and the cookies look so soft and chewy just the way I like 'em! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. RJ Flamingo September 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    I don't want to be in the "fall mood", yet, but darlin', you're dragging me there with these cookies! And I love nutmeg – these sound perfect. 🙂

  8. Carrie R September 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    These cookies look so soft and thick! 🙂 I have to admit that I am not one of these people who gets all crazy when the PSL's show up once again at Starbucks, but I adore pumpkin desserts of any kind!

  9. Amanda Eisenberg September 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    I have to make these for my mom – she is obsessed with Pumpkin Spice lattes to the point that she joined their club which allows her to order it in advance. Brilliant recipe!

  10. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads September 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    These cookies look wonderful! I love anything pumpkin this time of year and these would hit the spot!

  11. Tammy Northrup September 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I love pumpkin and these look amazing!

  12. Renee Paj September 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    These look delicious. I love nutmeg too! It's a strong spice, so you have to be careful, but the flavor is just so distinct.

  13. Sarah Olson September 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    These cookies are right up my alley! Pinning to my fall board on pinterest. I can't wait to try them.

  14. Kate September 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    This is the perfect way to welcome the Fall!! Great SRC choice. Visiting from Group B.

  15. Jenny Hartin September 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Pumpkin season – hooray!

  16. Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook September 1, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, these look amazing, Shelby! You can't go wrong with pumpkin cookies in any form, but then to add a mocha frosting? They must be heavenly!

  17. Michelle Nahom September 2, 2014 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Nothing like a little pumpkin spice latte to get you in the mood for fall! I am looking forward to the fall flavors…but I am not quite ready to give up the summer ones yet! Your cookies look delicious!

  18. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! September 2, 2014 at 10:19 am - Reply

    This looks like just about the best pumpkin cookie EVER! Delicious!

  19. Patsy K September 2, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    The perfect cookies for fall! I will have to try them since I've only made bread or cakes with pumpkin in them so far. Yum!

  20. Sarah September 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    pinned! i can't wait to make pumpkin cookies this year. love that icing!

  21. Elizabeth September 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I'm pinning too! Welcome to fall!

  22. Pam September 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Shelby, I'm more than ready for PSL everything it is like being wrapped in a blanket on a chilling morning.
    Once the pumpkin drinks and food start showing up I sink into my Fall laid back mood.

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