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Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

These pumpkin cookies bake up soft and delicious on their own. Top them with a cream cheese frosting to make them even better.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Cookies WIth Frosting, Recipe for pumpkin cookies, Soft pumpkin cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 Cookies
Calories 270 kcal
Author Jennifer

Ingredients

For The Cookies

  • Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice I used my homemade mix
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter 1 stick room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 15 Ounces Pumpkin Puree I used canned but fresh will work
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350℉

For The Cookies

  1. In a bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set this aside

  2. In another large bowl cream together with a hand mixer the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until light and fluffy. Mix into the butter mixture the pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla extract.

  3. Fold in the flour mixture until all the ingredients are combined.

  4. Prepare a cookie sheet with either a silicone liner or spray with cooking spray. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop the batter out onto the cookie sheets two inches apart from each other.

  5. Bake in a preheat 350℉ for 15-20 minutes or until cookies feel firm in the middle.

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl cream together the room temperature cream cheese and butter with the vanilla extract. Gently mix in the powdered sugar.

  2. Once the cookies are cooled top each with the cream cheese frosting.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Values may vary depending on ingredients.

If the cream cheese frosting is too thick stir in a bit of milk. If too thin add in a bit more powdered sugar. 

Since cookies are topped with a cream cheese frosting they need to be kept in the refrigerator. If stored in an air-tight container they should last for 3 days. 

Homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe used.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting
Serving Size
 
20 Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
270
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
38
mg
13
%
Sodium
 
233
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
91
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
42
g
14
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
28
g
31
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
3669
IU
73
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.