Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Preparation 10m Cook Time 12-14m Yields 3 dozen cookies     adjust servings


Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups flour

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice, plus more to sprinkle on top

Instructions

For the Pumpkin Spice Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with spray or use a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar on medium, until it's soft and fluffy. 
  3. Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin spice and beat until well combined, scraping the bowl down periodically.
  4. Add the egg and the vanilla and beat again.
  5. Add the flour and mix until combined.
  6. Drop dough on your baking sheet with a small cookie dough scoop at least 1" apart.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  8. After 5 minutes, remove and cook on wire rack. Prepare frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and pumpkin spice.
  2. Wait until cookies are completely cool, then spread frosting on cookies.


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