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
For the cookies:
- 3 cups all-purpose 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
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, and salt. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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If you like these Pumpkin Toffee Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze, you might also like:
- Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting from Six Sisters’ Stuff
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Foodie with Family
These are now on my list of favorite cookies. They’re so cakey and fluffy. I didn’t end up adding the glaze because I didn’t feel the cookies needed it. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful recipe. I have a question about the caramel glaze. I read your recipe for the Salted Caramel Sauce and how to turn into glaze here. I am trying to glaze crispy cookies and no matter which glaze I try to use, it makes the cookies soft due to moisture in the glaze. Have you tried this glaze on any crispy cookies, which continued to stay crispy after the graze is applied? I want to make these for holidays, where they will not be consumed for few weeks after making. Any help you can provide will be great. Once again, thanks for posting such wonderful recipes.
Does the caramel glaze harden like melted chocolate chips do when you drizzle them on cookies?
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