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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


This week (somewhere between emotional break down and mental sanity), I had time to make pumpkin spice cookies for my friends at work.  These pumpkin cookies were SO good, I just had to share them with all of you.


Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting




  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I prefer Kosher) 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 0z. Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 2 teaspoons vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then cover with cream cheese frosting
  4. To Make frosting: Combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla - beat until smooth. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar to desired sweetness (i.e. if you want your frosting to be on the sweeter side, use 3 cups of sugar).

Recipe makes about 24 cookies.


pumpkin spice cookies

pumpkin spice cookies





  • November 20, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    jen sherwood - If you are really in a hurry and don’t have much time, but want to make these yummy cookies all you need is a spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin. That’s it! I frosted them and took them to work a few weeks ago and everyone loved them!!

  • November 20, 2009 - 2:08 pm

    camberley - I’ve made a pumpkin cookie recipe like that before very yummy!

  • November 23, 2009 - 10:49 am

    Rebecca - Another great (very yummy sounding) recipe I will use! Thanks for sharing!

  • October 4, 2010 - 3:40 pm

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  • September 20, 2012 - 10:00 pm

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