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Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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These Pumpkin Cookies are THE BEST! They’re soft, chewy, and have the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor. Topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting – Melt in your mouth good!

We adore pumpkin and have made a ton of yummy desserts including Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies,  Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Pumpkin Lush Dessert, and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies to name some favorites.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

This cookie recipe is just another reason to love Fall! The soft and chewy texture combined with the pumpkin spices, then topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting is what puts these cookies over the top. These cookies are also perfect for the Holidays. My boys do not care for pumpkin pie, but LOVE these cookies. Everyone will go crazy over this recipe any time of year you decide to make them.

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients You Will Need For The Pumpkin Cookies

  • butter
  • flour
  • powdered sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • egg yolk
  • vanilla
  • pumpkin puree
  • coconut oil
  • cream of tartar
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • pumpkin spice
  • ground cloves
  • cream cheese

Scroll below for full printable recipe.

Cream Cheese Frosting for Homemade Cookies

Tips:

  • Make sure not to used canned “pumpkin pie mix”. This has sweeteners and spices included that would not work well with this recipe.
  • A baking mat works the best with these cookies.
  • Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before frosting. This will prevent any of the frosting from melting.
  • It’s best to store these cookies in a single layer so they do not stick to each other.
  • If cream cheese frosting in not your thing, you could try adding in chocolate chips to the batter, or just leave the cookies as they are.
  • Store in an airtight container in a single layer in refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Servings: 3 dozen cookies

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
 
These Pumpkin Cookies are THE BEST! They're soft, chewy, and have the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor. Topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting - Melt in your mouth good!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree NOT filling
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Add in the large egg yolk, vanilla, and pumpkin puree and mix well. Then slowly mix in coconut oil.

  3. In another small bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and spices together. Add the dry mixture into the pumpkin mixture and combine.

  4. Line cookie sheets with a cookie mat, parchment or spray with cooking spray. Scoop 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough and roll into balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and slightly press down with the back of a wooden spoon or your hand to 1/4 inch thickness.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions

  1. 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.  If it is too thick, add in a tablespoon or two of milk (or water) until it reaches your desired consistency.  If it is too thin, add in more powdered sugar until it reaches your desired consistency.

  2. When the cookies are completely cooled, spread the frosting on top of each cookie.

Recipe Notes

Sprinkle with Pumpkin Spice if desired.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

More Pumpkin Recipes You May Like:

Pumpkin Cake Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Incredibly Moist Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Magic Cake

 

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3 comments

  1. How much baking soda? Not listed in recipe ingredients.

  2. Cookies are in the oven! It looks like you sprinkled something on top of the frosting. Cinnamon? Pumpkin spice? 

    Smelling Delicious!