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Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Author: Jill


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

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

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions

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


Sprinkle with Pumpkin Spice if desired.