Last Updated: Apr 11, 2023 @ 4:30 pm.

What are the best pumpkin spice cookies? To find out, we gathered our team of pumpkin spice enthusiasts among our staff and did a blind taste test. Which had the best pumpkin spice? Here are the winners.

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Finding the Best Pumpkin Spice Cookies: Our Taste Tests!

Let’s talk pumpkin spice cookies!

As with all things pumpkin spice, there are two camps of folks who love this flavor: those who like the actual pumpkin flavor . . . and those that like spice flavor, specifically the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice notes.

So it wasn’t a big surprise that some of our cookie tasters split when it came to these cookies, which ranged from big brands to smaller boutique bakeries. To keep things fair, we always do blind taste tests, so folks aren’t influenced by packaging or famous names.

After trying out a dozen brands of pumpkin spice cookies, here are the ones we liked best.

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Best Wafer-Style

Crunchy, so tasty
These cookies have just the right balance of pumpkin spice, combined with milk chocolate. Impressive blend of flavors.
$32.05 ($1.14 / ounce)

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Best Cream Filled

Taste of fall
So yummy! We love the filling in these cookies, which have just the right amount of pumpkin flavor. Nice crunch.
$24.99 ($2.05 / Ounce)

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Best Plant Based

Chewy and delicious
This soft cookie hits all the right notes with a flavor that is impressive. No dairy, corn syrup or artificial flavors.

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Best Soft Cookie

Decadent treat
The real pumpkin notes in this cookie are delicious—so addictive! Love the cheesecake chunks, which add just the right balance to the pumpkin spice.

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We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

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We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living from affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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