Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Cookies and Apple Crumble Pie Cookies.

Autumn pumpkin cookies, apple spice cookies, & our house made pumpkin spice recipe. Cinnamon spicy, my favorite holiday season so far!

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Joanne Adirim

Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

OCT  2, 2022

For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a cookie mix that's shaking up home baking with its bakery quality results. In From The Pastry Kitchen, she shares her industry earned expertise with the home baking community.

Are you addicted to pumpkin spice?

It’s that time of year again when everything pumpkin spice hits the store shelves. Starbucks has been offering their Pumpkin Spice Latte for weeks now and if you have ventured into your local Trader Joe’s you are hit with the aroma from the moment you walk through the door.
What is it about this smell that makes us want to buy, eat, & drink the pumpkin spice experience?

I don’t know about you, but I get that warm fuzzy feeling this time of year. I love the idea of cool fall nights, sweater weather, Ugg boots, the changing of the leaves and if you are a kid at heart or just a kid, you love warm hot cocoa possibly with a bit of pumpkin spice whipped cream to top it off. What could be better?

It’s a national nostalgia. We are reminded of holiday get-togethers, happy family times, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah. Cozy nights by the fire.

Here at Cookie Chips® we have been hard at work creating all kinds of pumpkin pie spice recipes. The test kitchen is brimming with the aroma of the holidays for weeks. We’ve been baking Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips, Apple Crumble Pie Cookies accented with the flavors of holiday apple pie spice & cardamom. Topped with a traditional crumble topping for apple pie.
apple spice cookies with pumpkin

These apple spice cookies balance the cinnamon with the spice SO WELL. The apple adds a next level flavor and texture.

What is in pumpkin pie spice?

The ingredients to a pumpkin pie spice can vary by recipe. For the traditional pumpkin pie spice flavor, we blend in cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Check out the fan favorite recipe below.

We’ve whipped up our own homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice and we are sharing this with you here on our blog. Easy to make and you will have it all season long for all your holiday baking.

In this blog post we're highlighting two of our pumpkin spice cookie recipes. Our crunchy pumpkin cookies and our Apple Crumble Pie Cookies. Find the full gamut of our holiday baking on Instagram, Facebook, & Tiktok  (Scroll to the footer to see our social media buttons). 

Happy Holiday Baking!

Apple Crumble Pie Cookies

cinnamon crumble topping

The cinnamon sugar cookie crumble topping should be made first.

easy apple spice cookies

Make sure the chopped apples are thoroughly blended into the dough.

cookie recipes with pumpkin

Pair these perfect apple spice cookies with the pumpkin cookies.



Cookie Chips® Cinnamon Sugar - 1 bag.

• Neutral oil (eg. canola, refined olive, sunflower) - ½ cup + 1-2 tsp.

Apple Pie Cookies

• Cookie Chips® Cinnamon Sugar - 1 bag.

• All purpose flour - ⅓  cup.

• Brown sugar - 1 tbsp.

• Granulated sugar- 1 ½ tsp.

• Baking powder - 1 tsp.

• Apple pie spice (see recipe below or purchase pre-made) - 2 tsp.

• Cardamom- ¼ tsp.

• Butter, melted- 5 oz.

• Large egg - 1 egg.

• Large apple, peeled cored and chopped (use a firm apple like Granny Smith)- 1 apple.

apple spice recipe ingredients

All the ingredients you'll need for this apple spice recipe.

To Make

Cinnamon Crumble

1.  Blend Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips Baking Mix with oil. You want to make a crumble mixture with large and small crumble pieces.

2.  Spread the crumble evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.

3.  Bake at 350 F for approx. 14-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to set up. 

Apple Pie Cookies

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 F or 325 F for convection.

2.  Blend Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips Baking Mix with flour, sugars, baking powder, apple pie spice, & cardamom.

3.  Add melted butter, and egg. Blend together until dough forms. 

4.  Add chopped apple & 1 cup of crumble. Blend into dough until evenly dispersed.

5.  Scoop cookies spacing 2” apart on cookie sheet & top with more crumble. Bake for 13-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Turn the sheet pan halfway during baking.

Apple Pie Spice

• Ground cinnamon - 2 tbsp.

• Ground nutmeg - 1 tbsp.

• Ground allspice - 1 ½ tsp.

• Ground cardamom - 1 ½ tsp.

Blend together and store in an airtight container.

Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

pumpkin cookie spice

Pumpkin sugar cookies start with our homemade pumpkin spice recipe. See the recipe below.

recipe for pumpkin cookies

Our spicy pumpkin cookies get a healthy inclusion of sparkling white sugar crystals.

pumpkin cookies easy

Crispy crunchy pumpkin cookies ready to be served.


Cookie Chips® Cinnamon Sugar - 1 bag.

• Pumpkin spice (see recipe below) - 3 tsp.

• Butter, room temperature - 1 stick or 4 oz.

• Large egg - 1 egg.

• Sanding sugar

To Make

1.  Preheat the oven to 325 F or 300 F for convection.

2. In a mixer bowl, blend the cookie chips® baking mix with the pumpkin pie spice.

easy seasonal recipe for pumpkin

The sugar adds a next level crunch to these sweet and crispy pumpkin spice cookies.

3.  Add butter and with paddle attachment, blend mix with butter until well combined. The mix will be dry and crumbly.

4.  Add egg and blend on medium speed until dough forms and sticks to the sides of the bowl.

5.  Pipe or pinch dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment spacing 2” apart. Press each cookie lightly to make a flat top for the sanding sugar.

6.  Sprinkle the top of each cookie with sanding sugar. Alternatively, you can pinch or pipe balls of dough into a bowl of the sanding sugar and roll around until completely coated. Then place these on a sheet pan.

7.  Bake according to bag instructions. If your cookies are large, add 2-4 minutes turning the sheet pan ½ way during baking. You want the cookies to be a dark golden brown.

8. Cool and enjoy.

Use my recipe below for your own homemade pumpkin spice. You can buy pre-made pumpkin spice in the spice section of the grocery store. Sanding sugar can also be purchased in the baking section of the grocery store or online at Amazon.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice


• Ground cinnamon - 3 tbsp.

• Ground ginger - 2 tsp.

• Ground nutmeg - 2 tsp.

• Allspice - 1 ½ tsp.

• Cloves - 1 ½ tsp.

To Make

Blend together and store in an airtight container.

pumpkin spice recipe

Store your pumpkin spice in an airtight container and add it to your spice cabinet.

Crispy crunchy cookies in 15 minutes.

Make bakery quality, thin & crispy cookies in 15 minutes. These pastry chef crafted, easy bake Cookie Chips® are so delicious.

Like everything that I bake, this mix uses artisan, non GMO, simple ingredients, and no artificial junk.

Let's get baking!

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Joanne Adirim, Founder & Executive Pastry Chef

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Crunchy Cookie Mix