Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing

There are a few things in this world that it seems like everyone goes crazy for and that is anything pumpkin flavored and anything having to do with coffee. I wish I was one of those people. I can’t tell you how many times I see my family go crazy over everything pumpkin spice flavored and I wished I liked it, but I don’t. The same for coffee. I actually cannot stand the smell of coffee. I tolerate it because my husband would walk around with a coffee IV if he could. So for you pumpkin spice, coffee lovers, this recipe for pumpkin coffee cookies with maple icing is all for you!

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Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing


Pumpkin Coffee Cookies

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 TBSP pumpkin spice coffee grounds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice extract

Maple Icing

  • 1 package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 TBSP unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp maple flavored extract


Pumpkin Coffee Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Blend the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a second bowl, using your electric mixer (I’m partial to this KitchenAid hand mixerpumpkin coffee cookies), cream the butter and sugar together until the butter is smooth and light in color. Add one egg at a time while continuing to mix with your electric mixer. Stir in the pumpkin spice extract. Stir well to make sure all ingredients are well blended.
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Add the pumpkin spice coffee grounds, stirring to mix well.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough until 1/4 inch thick. Use a 2-inch circle cookie cutter and place 1-2 inches apart on your lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 350 degrees for 19-22 minutes or until the center of the cookie is firm. Allow to slightly cool while on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Maple Icing

  1. Using your electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Slowly whip in the powder sugar. Once thoroughly blended, add the vanilla and maple extracts. Mix well to blend all of the ingredients together.
  3. Scoop the icing into a pastry bag with a large tip. Squeeze a thin layer of the frosting on the bottom half of each of the cookie pairs.
  4. Immediately place the other half of the cookie on top of the iced cookie half.

pumpkin coffee cookies

If you are following a gluten free diet, I would replace the regular flour in this pumpkin coffee cookie recipe with your favorite gluten free flour. This is my favorite gluten free flourpumpkin coffee cookies (and this is a great price too!). Everything I’ve made with my gluten free flour turns out just like it would if I would have used regular flour! No one usually knows either!

Will you be making these pumpkin coffee cookies this holiday season?


  1. I like pumpkin spice to a point and then, it gets overwhelming. I would love to change things up by serving these cookies. My family and I love Maple flavored goodies.

  2. Interesting! I haven’t seen anything like these cookies before!

  3. What a unique flavor for a cookie. I would never have thought to use coffee grounds in a recipe. You’re so creative.

  4. Looks like an interesting recipe to try. I will share this post with my sister. We’re planning to give away cookies as gifts this year and these Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing is something we’re raving to make.

  5. Jacqui Odell says

    I have never had coffee cookies, but they sound pretty good. Especially with the pumpkin.

  6. These look delicious, and I love the recipe. I want some right now! Do you deliver!

  7. Ah boy those look so so good to me. I love that they have maple icing.

  8. Do you drink tea? I really do love my coffee as well as tea! I’d certainly enjoy one of these Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing alongside a cup of either. They look delicious and I love the maple icing!

  9. These cookies look and sound delicious! I’m not a big pumpkin fan but I may have to test these ones out.

  10. I”ve never been much of a fan of pumpkin, but these look great. And they’re not the typical orange color you see!

  11. Rebecca Swenor says

    These pumpkin coffee cookies with maple icing sound amazing. I would love to try making this recipe. We all love coffee and pumpkin in my house so these would be a perfect treat for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. I’m one of those annoying people who love everything pumpkin spice and coffee. I have to try this recipe.

  13. So you literally just took three of my favorite foods and wrapped them in maple icing. I am totally trying this recipe. I can only imagine the happiness that my tastebuds would display lol. I am so thanking you in advance for this yumminess.

  14. Our Family World says

    These cookies look divine! I would love to make them for my family. I love the maple icing. That would make the cookies even more delicious! It is just amazing how many things you can make with pumpkin! Yum!

  15. Oh wow, in all honesty I’ve never tried a pumpkin coffee cookie before and the mix is intriguing me! I would love to try this out too; though I’ll have to hunt for a pumpkin. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  16. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says

    Pumpkin and maple taste so good together. Throw coffee into the mix and you’ve got a good thing going! These cookies sound wonderful!

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