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.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until combined. Set aside.
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.
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.
Drop on a cookie sheet, then use fingers or a spoon to flatten them slightly.
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:
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.
Then frost or drizzle cookies with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with an extra pinch of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon if preferred.
Serve and enjoy.
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.
- 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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