Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Flenn Pierce Modified: March 21, 2022
Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

With hints of pumpkin pie spice, prepare for the coming Halloween season by making a batch of these pumpkin cookies made with rich cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Pumpkin Cookies:

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tbsppumpkin pie spice,plus extra for sprinkling
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • cupspumpkin puree,canned
  • 1egg
  • 1tspvanilla extract

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8ozlow-fat cream cheese,room temperature
  • 3tbspbutter,room temperature
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupspowdered sugar

Instructions

Pumpkin Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until combined. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 1 minute until light and fluffy.

  4. Add in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to butter mixture, and beat on medium-speed until just combined. Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined.

  5. Drop on a cookie sheet, then use fingers or a spoon to flatten them slightly.

  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are cooked through and bounce back slightly after touching them. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool until they reach room temperature.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together on medium-high speed until smooth. Gradually add in the powdered sugar until it is all combined and the frosting is smooth.

  2. Then frost or drizzle cookies with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with an extra pinch of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon if preferred.

  3. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If frosting is too thick, add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk or water until it reaches desired consistency. If it is too thin, add in more powdered sugar until it reaches desired consistency.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 136.31kcal
  • Fat: 4.72g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.87g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.19g
  • Fiber: 0.50g
  • Sugar: 14.74g
  • Protein: 1.68g
  • Cholesterol: 17.17mg
  • Sodium: 102.09mg
  • Calcium: 26.86mg
  • Potassium: 49.37mg
  • Iron: 0.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 107.92µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.39mg
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