Capture the essence of your favorite fall beverage in a delightful cookie form! These Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies combine rich pumpkin flavor with a hint of coffee, topped off with a creamy glaze.
For the Cookies:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin purée
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp instant coffee or espresso powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
For the Glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp brewed coffee (adjust to desired consistency)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Prepare the Cookie Dough:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the pumpkin purée, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Dissolve the instant coffee or espresso powder in a tablespoon of hot water. Add this to the mixture and stir.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Gradually add this to the wet mixture and stir until combined.
- Shape and Bake:
- Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Prepare the Glaze:
- In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, brewed coffee, and vanilla extract until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, you can add more coffee, a teaspoon at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency. Conversely, if it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.
- Glaze the Cookies:
- Once the cookies have completely cooled, drizzle the glaze over them using a spoon or a piping bag.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Let the glaze set for about 30 minutes before serving. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container.
With every bite of these Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies, you’ll be reminded of crisp fall days, colorful leaves, and cozy sweaters. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!