Spice Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 to 3 tablespoons boiling water
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Spice Pumpkin Cookies
"These were very tasty as written, though I did double the icing as suggested. I might add a little cinnamon the next time."
"My family loves these! Every Thanksgiving they're the first dessert to vanish! :) (Tip: Don't judge the cookie until you've topped it with the icing. It makes all the difference. They compliment each other)"
"I was disappointed in these cookies. They had very little taste; certainly not a bit pumpkin pie! spice ! I even added extra pumpkin pie spice. They did turn out light, not a bit heavy but the taste was disappointing."
"I really liked how these cookies came out. I added a tbsp of ground cinnamon to the mix and instead of frosting I dipped the tops of the warm cookies into a homemade glaze. Yummy."
"Delicious! I doubled the frosting recipe and it came out just right. I also added cinnamon like other reviewers suggested. Easy and tastes like a bakery in town."
"Probably won't make again. The frosting recipe didn't make enough. Could use more cinnamon."
"These cookies came out great. Perfect pumpkin taste, and nice light cake-like consistency. The icing is perfect as well and hardens enough to pack the iced cookies up. I doubled the icing recipe to have enough and had a perfect amount. I also added a little cinnamon to the icing and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top instead of using nuts. These are delicious and oh so easy for a fall day of baking!"
"Made these cookies last week ... family loved them. My niece liked them better than pumpkin bars and her 12 year daughter asked me if I would make a batch for her Thanksgiving "feast" her class is having next month."
"Super soft and great flavor. I did 1 1/2 of the frosting and still ran out. I sprinkled cinnamon on top instead of copped pecans."
"Delicious!! Easy to make and a great cookie for any occasion."
"The flavor of the cookies was good but, they came out a bit dry. Followed the recipe exactly. What can I do to fix this when I make them again?"
"Our whole family enjoyed this recipe! My kids don't care for frosting, so we dipped an end of a glass into sugar and cinnamon mix and pressed the cookies before baking. Thanks for sharing!"
"Very easy to make and the recipe made up quite a bit of cookies. I used a cream cheese frosting instead on my cookies and even left some without icing. Like little cakes. Yummy!"
"Great cookies! I took the advice of others here and added cinnamon to the frosting and doubled it. Really good."
"I switch out the vanilla in the frosting with maple flavor instead and everyone loved them."
"When pressed for time, I use a box of pumpkin bread, make it according to box directions and stiffen a bit with flour. Cream cheese frosting is awesome on this!"
"Excellent cookies! I think sha26 must have forgotten an ingredient because they are so delicious! I didn't make the frosting because they are so yummy without, they didn't even need it. Will make again for sure!"
"Made this recipe twice, first time using fresh pumpkin and second time using Butternut Squash. Also added cinnamon chips. Took them to work, they were a big hit. Will definitely make again, the frosting is awesome.Loon55"
"Made these cookies with our Hospitality class at school. They were a hit with students and staff. Soft, tender little cake-like cookies. They are excellent! We sold them by the dozens!"
"I made these cookies for a tea party and they were HORRIBLE! I was very disappointed because a lot of ingredients got wasted. I wound up not making the frosting because the cookies tasted so bad and threw them out and made a different recipe. Is there an ingredient missing? Very bad cookies.."
"These are now my family's favorite cookies...and my boyfriend's as well!"
"Very good cookies, but the frosting recipe doesn't make enough to frost the cookies as much as is shown in the picture, but they don't need much, anyway. I can't eat pecans, so I eliminated them. Next time I will add more spices and maybe add some cinnamon or nutmeg to the frosting. Maple would also be good in the frosting."
"Easy to mix up. Super yummy. A new fav in our house!"