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Spice Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Spice Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

These soft cookies are almost like little pieces of cake. With chopped pecans sprinkled over a confectioners’ sugar frosting, they’re a pretty addition to a dessert table. —Bev Martin, Hardin, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:84 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla and enough water to achieve frosting consistency. Frost cookies; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 86 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.