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Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze

Hello, October! I don’t know how you are already here, but I am happy to see you. I am excited for cool crisp air, fall colors, lots of football, and pumpkin everything!

I know I jumped the gun and made Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting in September, but I couldn’t wait. I love pumpkin! Since it is officially October, which in my book means pumpkin all day/every day, I am going to bring out the pumpkin in full force. Starting with these Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze. They are the perfect cookies to kick off October!

I always ask Josh what kind of cookies I should make. He always says chocolate chip cookies. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate chip cookies, but I like to create new cookie recipes. So this time, I asked Josh what kind of pumpkin cookies I should make. Chocolate chip wasn’t an option:) He suggested Pumpkin Toffee Cookies. I loved his idea! Pumpkin spiced cookies with toffee-yum! Sounded like a winner to me, so I got baking!

When the cookies were out of the oven, I decided to take the recipe one step further. I whipped up a salted caramel glaze to drizzle over the cookies. I fell in love with the pumpkin salted caramel combo when I made pumpkin cupcakes, so I figured it would work with cookies too. The salted caramel glaze was the perfect fishing touch to the pumpkin toffee cookies. Pumpkin cookie success!

Welcome October with a warm batch of Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze! I know we will be making these again during October, probably a few times:)

If you are looking for other pumpkin recipes, check out 50 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall. There are some good ones!

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Soft pumpkin cookies with toffee bits and a salted caramel glaze!


3 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Heath Toffee Bits or chopped Heath candy bars

For the Salted Caramel Glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup salted caramel sauce (recipe here or you can use store bought)
2 tablespoons milk


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the Heath Toffee Bits.

4. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Place cookies about 1 inch apart. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and set. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

5. While the cookies are cooling, make the salted caramel glaze. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, salted caramel sauce, and milk. Whisk until smooth. When the cookies are cool, drizzle salted caramel glaze over the tops.

Note-for the glaze, you might need to add more powdered sugar or milk, depending on the thickness of your salted caramel sauce. Just whisk ingredients together until you reach desired consistency. If you use our salted caramel recipe sauce, you will end up with about 2 cups of salted caramel sauce. Store the leftover sauce in the refrigerator.

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110 Responses to “Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze”

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  1. Erica — October 1, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    I’m with you- pumpkin all day every day now! What a fun cookie. The icing on top makes them look so darn pretty

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 1, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    I just made pumpkin choc chip cookies last week and just made a pumpkin choc chip Bundt cake…and now I want to make your cookies b/c I LOVE toffee! And that glaze, too!

  3. Blog is the New Black — October 1, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    These sound like fall in a cookie!

  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — October 1, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    Gorgeous cookies!!!

  5. All I can say is yum!!!

  6. Jen @ Savory Simple — October 1, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    These look seriously delicious!

  7. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 1, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Um, yes, I’ll take 10!

  8. These are cookie perfection!

  9. Natalie @ Free Range Human — October 1, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Those look delicious! I’m still not tired of pumpkin!

  10. Vita @ Juicer Depot — October 1, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I am so glad it is pumpkin season. The glaze really adds the final touch.

  11. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — October 1, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    These are seriously gorgeous cookies, and I LOVE the trio of salted caramel, pumpkin + toffee. My mouth is watering!

  12. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — October 1, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Love this flavor combination!

  13. Cookin' Canuck — October 1, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Great suggestion, Josh and perfect execution, Maria. These look like the poster children for fall cookies!

  14. marla — October 1, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Now these are cookies I need to dig into asap!!

  15. Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 1, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    i want to drink that glaze with a straw! DELISH!

  16. Kelly @ Studio DIY — October 1, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Ha! My boyfriend ALWAYS says chocolate chip cookies, too. Good call on eliminating that option by adding “pumpkin” to the question, I’ll have to try that! 😉 These look delicious!

  17. HeatherChristo — October 1, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    so so so good Maria!!

  18. Carolyn — October 1, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    These look really yummy…

    Just wondering — do they have a cakey or chewy texture? I’m guessing it’s cakey, but wanted to check. If I use applesauce in a recipe to replace fat, I often drain it (in a coffee filter) to remove some of the moisture (and gumminess that the final product often has). I’m wondering about perhaps draining the pumpkin puree… thoughts?

  19. Cassie — October 1, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    I love the toffee in these, perfect addition to pumpkin!

  20. My cookie jar is currently empty and in dire need of these cookies! So is my tummy. :) LOVE the combo of fall flavors going on here.

  21. TidyMom — October 1, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    ahhhh, the perfect fall cookie!!

  22. Cynda — October 1, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    These look wonderful! I can taste them already! One question, I live in Canada and I was wondering what size can/volume of pumpkin is used? Thanks!

  23. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 1, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Perfect for Fall! Love the glaze.

  24. Brian @ A Thought For Food — October 1, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    I think I’d always say chocolate chip too… well, actually, I love oatmeal cookies. But, for this season, I think I’d go with these gems!

  25. Heather B — October 1, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    I just made your pumpkin granola this morning so think I now need to make these this afternoon! Delish!

  26. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — October 1, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Oh these are just the epitome of fall. Love it!

  27. sue — October 1, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I so can’t wait to try these! Been looking for something different to make! Woot woo.

  28. Tracey — October 1, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Yum! Pumpkin plus salted caramel is a winner for sure!

  29. Linda @ My Foodgasm Journal — October 1, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    Yum! Josh definitely gave the best suggestion to make Pumpkin Toffee Cookies. Look so delicious and I love salted caramel, so this is on my list.

  30. Kylie — October 1, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    These look sooo yummy!! I just made your Pumpkin Chocolate chip bread as muffins and they turned out sooo good… so I’ll have to give these cookies a go with the leftover pumpkin puree! I’m so excited! Thanks for sharing 😀

  31. Love all the pumpkin recipes today! These cookies look incredible, love the glaze on top!

  32. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 1, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    These sound so awesome! Love this idea!

  33. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — October 1, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    Great cookies and yes pumpkin everyday! In fact I’m working on a pumpkin job right now and so far so good :)

  34. Ashley — October 1, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    I fully support this pumpkin and salted caramel kick. Sounds like a winning pair.

  35. Julia {The Roasted Root} — October 1, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Everything about these cookies is very appealing! I’ve never had pumpkin cookies or a salted caramel glaze on a cookie, so this new-to-me recipe is a must try and I bet it’s preeeeeetty addicting. Let’s see if the batter makes it to the cookie sheet 😉

  36. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — October 1, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    What a smart guy you have! Such a good eye (or should I say taste buds?) for what would work well together! These sound delicious.

  37. Jamie | My Baking Addiction — October 1, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    I’m kind of in love with this combination, Maria! It’s pretty much magical!

  38. Mmmm….I want a couple of these with a glass of milk right now!

  39. Joanne — October 1, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    I’m pretty convinced fall should be all pumpkin all the time also! The thought of pumpkin and toffee together…and THEN topped with salted caramel is revelatory.

  40. Susan — October 1, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    Pumpkin is my absolute favorite! This combination sounds like Heaven. I can’t wait to make these. Thank you!

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