Pumpkin Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting


A wonderful treat for family and guests! Serve with Hot Apple Cider...YUM!

Ingredients

Pumpkin Cookie Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.

  3. Using a stand or hand held mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in sifted flour mixture until well combined. Fold in pumpkin puree.

  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheet a couple of inches apart. Baking for 12 - 15 minutes or until cookies start to brown slightly on the edges. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

  5. While cookies are cooling, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Beat in vanilla. Add in 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and beat until it is a stiff spreadable mixture. Add more powdered sugar if necessary. Frost cookies. Serve.​

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