These pumpkin cookies are addictive. They’re soft with a touch of spice and rich cream cheese frosting. What more can you ask for? They taste like fall. Best of all, they’re easy to make and cool down quickly, so you don’t have to spend all afternoon on them!
The dough is easy – see the recipe below!
These cookies don’t spread much in the oven, which is nice.
They cook fast – look for slight browning on the bottom edge.
Let the cookies cool completely before frosting them! Top with a dash of cinnamon for an extra touch of fall.
Based this recipe on one I found here, but made a few adjustments. Keep them in an airtight container so they don’t dry out.
Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
for the cookies:
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon plus more for sprinkling
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 c canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
for the frosting:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup softened Neufchâtel cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and then sugar for a few minutes. Beat in the egg, pumpkin, and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.
- Using a spoon, drop dough onto greased cookie sheet. Flatten a bit, you don’t want balls for these. Bake for 12-13 minutes until the bottom edges are just starting to color.
- While the cookies cool, make the frosting: beat the butter and neufchâtel cheese. Add the vanilla and incorporate the powdered sugar. Add the minimum amount and taste: different people want different sweetness levels with their frosting, so do it how you like!
- Wait until cookies are fully cooled before frosting. Top the frosted cookies with a dash of cinnamon.
These frosted pumpkin cookies REALLY got me in the fall spirit! With these 80 degree temps still showing up regularly, I need all the help I can get. What’s your favorite fall food??
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