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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!

The perfect cookie for the fall season is this recipe for pumpkin spice cookies. Not only do they taste good but they also make your house smell amazing when baking. And the homemade cream cheese frosting on top adds that extra flavor to the soft, melt in your mouth cookie. Enjoy these pumpkin spice cookies along with this recipe for Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for Icing
(can also use cream cheese frosting from the store if you don’t have time to make)

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar (2 ½ cups was about the right sweetness for my taste).
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, Baking soda, Baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In your mixer, cream together the butter and white sugar.
  3. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to the butter mixture, and beat until it is creamy.
  4. Add all of the dry ingredients gradually and beat until combined.
  5. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls. The dough will be pretty soft.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. In another bowl, add the cream butter and cream cheese together in the mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until it is thick and creamy; then add the vanilla into the mixture.
  8. When the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on top of the cookie with a spatula.

If you like this recipe, try my No Bake Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cream Cheese Dip recipe as it’s just as yummy!

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ingredients for Icing
  • (can also use cream cheese frosting from the store if you don’t have time to make)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar (2 ½ cups was about the right sweetness for my taste).
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, Baking soda, Baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In your mixer, cream together the butter and white sugar.
  3. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to the butter mixture, and beat until it is creamy.
  4. Add all of the dry ingredients gradually and beat until combined.
  5. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls. The dough will be pretty soft.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. In another bowl, add the cream butter and cream cheese together in the mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until it is thick and creamy; then add the vanilla into the mixture.
  8. When the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on top of the cookie with a spatula.
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