Thursday, December 5, 2013

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Printable Recipe

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, or a bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

To make frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese. Slowly add powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and beat until thick and creamy. Spread on cooled cookies.

Makes 3 dozen cookies

Recipe adapted from: The Baker Chick

Past Recipes:
One year ago: Peanut Butter Truffles
Two years ago: Cream Cheese Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Three years ago: Chocolate Toffee Pie

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