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Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies are buttery and delicious press cookies flavored with everyone’s Fall-favorite, pumpkin spice! These spritz cookies go perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

If you love pumpkin flavored cookies as much as I do, you should also try these Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies!

Pink, white, brown and orange spritz cookies on parchment paper with cookie crumbs

Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies

Hey, Friends!! I have something a little special for you today. Actually, it’s A LOT special. It involves KIDS and that ugly “C” word. 🙁 I thought for sure we’d have that word knocked out by now, you know? Cured ‘n all. But nope. Not yet.

My sister’s little Godson, Filip, is battling this horrific disease as we speak and my heart goes out to him and to his entire family. 

For these reasons, today I am partnering with OXO for their Bake a Difference Campaign in partnership with COOKIES for Kids’ Cancer. During the entire month of September, OXO will be donating $100.00 for each blog post dedicated to said campaign. 

These Spritz Cookies Are Perfect For Fall

If my Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies can make a difference, (fingers crossed that they can!) count me in!

Last year, for the same campaign, I made you Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting, thus in keeping with the pumpkin-theme, I decided to go with my favorite Fall spice and include it in these pretty, Fall Foliage Spritz Cookies.

OXO was also gracious enough to send me a package filled with all the goodies that I needed to make these cookies.

A collage of pictures showing a dough filled mixing bowl, press cookie tools, and cookies being pressed onto a baking pan

Using A Cookie Press Makes This Recipe Very Easy

I felt super fancy using the cookie press instead of my good ole plastic bag fitted with whatever tip I could find. What was more surprising was that in the end ALL the cookies were presentable! They ALL looked the same! With my old method, I’d get one cookie the size of my head, another one was missing a limb, a third one had holes in it, yaddi yaddi yadda… But this time? This time I was armed with all the proper tools and the cookies turned out beautifully! Every single one of them.

Frosting being squeezed from a bag onto white and orange press cookies

How Do You Make These Spritz Cookies?

The recipe for these cookies is very straight forward and foolproof. Like, there’s NO WAY we can mess this one up. For reals. It’s THAT easy. Buttah, eggs, more buttah, some sugar, a bit of spice and voila!

Get your cookie press ready and let’s do this!

Colorful Spritz Cookies laying on parchment paper with cookie crumbs

Also? Would you like to join me in the Bake a Difference Campaign for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer? PRETTY, PLEASE?

Okay, good! Thank YOU!

So. For every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers in September. 


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5 from 2 votes
Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies | www.diethood.com | Buttery and delicious spritz cookies flavored with everyone's Fall-favorite, pumpkin spice!

Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time25 mins
Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies are buttery and delicious press cookies flavored with everyone's Fall-favorite, pumpkin spice! These spritz cookies go perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60
Calories: 13
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • orange food color (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine butter and sugar in your mixer's bowl; beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and combined, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla and the egg; mix to incorporate.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and pumpkin spice.
  • Add to the butter mixture and, with electric mixer on low, continue to mix until combined.
  • Add a few drops of food color and mix just until combined.
  • Fill the Cookie Press with cookie batter.
  • Press the cookies onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until firm and golden, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 2 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to a rack and cool.
  • Fill with your favorite frosting or you can use my Maple Frosting - then sandwich two cookies together.
  • If you don't have a cookie press, insert a pastry-tip in a pastry bag.
  • Fill bag with cookie batter and pipe out onto ungreased baking sheets.


RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Adapted from Food Network
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Spritz Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: homemade cookies, press cookies recipe, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice cookies recipe, recipe for press cookies, recipe for spritz cookies, spritz cookies recipe

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* In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.

19 Responses
  1. Jamie O'Marr

    Just made these and they are yummy! I had to add extra flower to get them firm enough to press, but my kitchen might have been too warm. I also sifted all the things out of habit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Anyway, excellent recipe! Thank you.

  2. Brittney


    I recommend running hot water over the outside of the filled pastry bag to make the dough easier to push out of the bag. This recipe is great, but when I tried to push the dough into shapes through the pastry bag (as the recipe suggests for an alternative to a cookie press) I was just about curse spritz altogether because I was using all my force and the dough was too thick to push out, even with the largest tip. I tried running hot water over the outside of the bag to warm the dough a bit and it made it much easier to manage! It was still difficult to push the dough out, but it was much easier. So my recommendations if you use a pasty bag with this recipe use a very large tip and use hot water.

    I really enjoyed this recipe! Yummy!

  3. Martha @ A Family Feast

    What beautiful cookies Katerina! We make spritz every year and I love the coloring you’ve done for this recipe!

  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I have never eaten/made spritz cookies before! Definitely something that I need to make.. they look incredibly cute and delicious!

  5. Pat Miller

    Thanks for the recipe, link to OXO, and info on the Cookies project. I like the recipe but live the OXO tools. My husband loved to cook but had diabetic neuropathy in his hands so OXO came in handy. Will look for the special tags when I go shopping in the next few days.

  6. Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

    Aww…sorry to hear!!! I am sending prayers and positive vibes…he is a fighter!!! Those cookies look ahhhmazing!! Well done babe!!

  7. Leslie

    These are so pretty! Ya know I have a cookie press and i’ve never used it! I
    ll be this year though. yum! Thanks for sharing & happy Thursday!

  8. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    These cookies are so cute! And my heart and thoughts go out to your sister’s godson, what a horrible thing for an innocent child to have to deal with.

  9. Bonny

    These look amazingly awesome! I will have to try them out, but I do have a couple of questions. What is the name brand of the cookie press you use and would you recommend it for someone who has issues with their hands? I need to buy a cookie press, but I’m having a hard time searching for reviews on ones that give details such as easy to use for people with disabilities. (I have Fibromyalgia.) Also, I adore the leaf pattern you used. Can you buy holiday disks with this particular pattern? I’ve searched on Amazon and ebay and haven’t found any. I’d apprecaite any inputs you have, as I’m eager to try to get back into spritzing with the holidays coming. 🙂

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Bonny! This cookie press is really easy to use and hardly any force is needed to get the batter out. It includes 12 disks – there’s, Daisy, Flower, Sunflower, Fleur-de-lis, Butterfly, Bear, Shell, Leaf, Heart, Snowflake, Tree, Wreath
      This is an affiliate link – click on it and it will get you to the same cookie press that I have. http://amzn.to/1yil3Bp

      I hope this helps! Let me know! AND let me know when you start to bake those cookies!! 🙂

  10. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    Well I need to rethink my cookies, you did almost exactly what I had in mind haha. Not that I am upset because they sound and look delicious.

  11. A_Boleyn

    Such pretty cookies and the pumpkin spice flavouring is wonderfully seasonal. The cookie press with the ratchets ensuring that each cookie gets the same precise amount is the secret to pretty spritz cookies. I’ve only made them once (Christmas themed trees in green) with my mum’s old press and other than the fact that it has a limited number of dies/cookie shapes, it’s a winner. I envy you your fancy new gadget and all the OXO goodies.

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