Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin sugar cookies are a tasty snack to enjoy in the fall. These cookies are soft and chewy with the right amount of cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 24 minutes
Total: 54 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Cookies:

  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • ½cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • cupunflavored vegetable shortening
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • 2largeegg yolks
  • cupcanned pumpkin puree
  • 1tspvanilla extract

For Frosting:

  • 3ozcream cheesesoftened
  • 3tbspbuttersoftened
  • ¾tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • tbspmilk

Instructions

Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger for 20 seconds. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until pale and fluffy.

  3. Mix in egg yolks one at a time. Mix in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined.

  4. Scoop dough out and shape into 3-tablespoon balls. Place on Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheets (about 8 cookies on each baking sheet), and evenly flatten cookies into rounds using your fingers until they are slightly under ½-inch thick.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 11 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  6. Once cool, frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Store in an airtight container.

Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese and butter until pale and fluffy.

  2. Mix in cinnamon, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Mix in enough milk to reach desired consistency and mix until smooth and slightly fluffy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 239.40kcal
  • Fat: 9.92g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.59g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.02g
  • Fiber: 0.70g
  • Sugar: 23.10g
  • Protein: 2.22g
  • Cholesterol: 33.35mg
  • Sodium: 105.72mg
  • Calcium: 27.89mg
  • Potassium: 41.76mg
  • Iron: 0.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 116.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.29mg
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