Frosted Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

How To Make Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Baked with pumpkin puree, these soft and chewy pumpkin cookies are loaded with the taste of fall, completed with a vanilla-flavored cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 2 minutes



  • 1cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupsugar
  • ½cupbrown sugar,tightly packed
  • ½cuppumpkin puree
  • 1large egg,plus 1 egg yolk
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 3⅓cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¾tsppumpkin spice
  • ½tspsalt

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 6ozcream cheese
  • 6tbspbutter,softened
  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 3cupspowdered sugar
  • sprinkles,for decorating


  1. In a KitchenAid stand mixer (or using an electric hand mixer) cream together butter, sugars, and pumpkin puree on medium-high speed, until well-combined

  2. Add egg and egg yolk, beating until combined. Stir in vanilla extract.

  3. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, corn starch, pumpkin spice, and salt.

  4. With the mixer on medium-low speed, gradually stir the dry mixture into wet ingredients, pausing occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well-combined.

  5. Transfer dough to refrigerator and chill for 30 to 45 minutes.

  6. Shortly before the dough has finished chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.

  7. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll into heaping 1½-inch tablespoon-sized balls.

  8. Use the clean bottom of a glass or measuring cup to press down until cookies are about ½-inch thick.

  9. Place on cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart and bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 13 minutes.

  10. Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using an electric mixer and a large bowl), beat together cream cheese, butter, and brown sugar until well-combined.

  2. Stir in vanilla extract and salt, and then scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl and beat briefly once more to ensure all ingredients are well-combined.

  3. Gradually, with mixer on low speed, stir powdered sugar into frosting until completely combined, pausing occasionally to scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl.

  4. Once cookies have cooled completely, spread icing over the tops of cookies and immediately decorate with sprinkles.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 236.84kcal
  • Fat: 10.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.81g
  • Fiber: 0.50g
  • Sugar: 22.42g
  • Protein: 2.12g
  • Cholesterol: 34.81mg
  • Sodium: 96.15mg
  • Calcium: 26.48mg
  • Potassium: 40.92mg
  • Iron: 0.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 126.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.18mg
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