Mini Pumpkin Black & White Cookies

by Megan on October 12, 2011

I’m really into fall. For example, last weekend I spray painted pumpkins gold and topped them off with glitter with my fall-loving friend Cindy.

I’ve been wearing tights, painting my nails navy, and walking Elliot over neon leaves. I’ve also been making pumpkin everything. Pumpkin roll, pumpkin pup treats, and now these black and white cookies.

So if you’ve got fall fever (which is way better than Bieber fever) you should totally make these! Because pumpkin and chocolate were meant to be friends. It’s the truth.

Pumpkin Cookies
Base cookie recipe adapted from Joy the Baker


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • hefty pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper; spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices in a medium sized bowl. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the eggs and sugar until lightened in color; about one minute. Add canola oil, pumpkin and vanilla and mix on a low speed until combined. Mix in dry ingredients until no flour streaks remain.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoon, scoop the batter onto the cookie sheets leaving about 2 1/2 inches between cookies. Smooth them out into a slightly bigger circle and bake until tops are firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, about 10-12 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack and make icing.

This one was mine.

Black and White Icing
Recipe from epicurious

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 t cinnamon
  • 1 T light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 t +2 T water
  • 1/4 t vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Make icings why cookies chill. Stir together confectioners sugar, cinnamon, corn syrup, vanilla and 1 1/2 teaspoons + 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl until smooth. Transfer half the icing to another bowl and stir in cocoa, adding more water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, to thin to the same consistency of white icing.
  2. Turn cookies flat side up, then spread white icing over half of each chocolate over the other half.

Get ready for some serious fall-time love.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy October 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

I’m so glad you made black & white cookies get with the fall time! Pumpkin + chocolate are great friends. truth!
Our golden pumpkins are just making my day every day…there’s glitter all over the place, glitta magic!


Megan (megabite) October 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

Yeah man, they are glitter bombing our living room in a good way.


mum October 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

Cool looking!! I would love one with my breakfast!!


Rebecca October 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

Mmm, reminds me of New York. Soda is baking soda, right? Haha 🙂


Megan (megabite) October 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

Hey Rebecca! Yeah man, New York knows cookies. And yep, soda is baking soda. xo


laura October 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

i totally have fall fever! and cookie fever.


NicoleD October 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Super creative! SO much better than Bieber fever!


Megan (megabite) October 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Oh Laura! Those are the best fevers!

Thanks, Nicole. 🙂


Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen October 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

Just a silly question, did you paint your nails black and white too? This looks delish! 🙂


Megan (megabite) October 13, 2011 at 8:15 am

I wish I would’ve painted my nails to match the cookies! They were navy, even though they sure do look black in that photo.

navy + disco:

Thanks Jesica!


Sarah October 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I agree – pumpkin and chocolate were totally MFEO. These sound delish!




Megan (megabite) October 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm

True that, Sarah! <3


Aprille Rose October 21, 2011 at 5:35 pm

This sounds amazing! Did you simply omit the butterscotch and chocolate chips?


Megan (megabite) October 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Yeah! I omitted the chips and baked them up smaller. <3


Danguole October 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

Ooh, tights and navy nail polish are my jam right now too! I would also like to throw these cookies in the mix, and by the mix I mean my face.


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