Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies it’s the perfect fall dessert recipe
Yields: 12 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 35 Mins

These pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting are my favorite. They are super soft and topped with the most heavenly cream cheese frosting. It’s the perfect fall dessert recipe!

I just stocked my pantry with pumpkin puree for this season and whipped up a fresh batch of homemade pumpkin cookies.

I’m feeling all of the baking vibes this year and have a long list of new recipes that I’d like to try. I also have a long list of pumpkin recipes that I’m excited to add to the site, including these perfectly soft and delicious pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting.

I would recommend using full-fat cream cheese for an extra creamy texture, and it will be best to whip up a batch of this fantastic cream cheese frosting while your cookies are baking in the oven to save some time.


0/15 Ingredients
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    Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients
  • Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients


0/9 Instructions
    To Make Cookie Dough
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until combined. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 1 minute until light and fluffy. Add in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to butter mixture, and beat on medium speed until combined. Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Drop on cookie sheet using a cookie scoop, then use your fingers or back of a spoon to flatten them slightly.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are cooked through and bounce back slightly if you touch them.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool until they reach room temperature. Then frost or drizzle with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with an extra pinch of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon if you’d like. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  • To Make Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 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 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
  • Then cookies, a quick frost, and maybe an extra sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!