Show Subscription Form




Spice Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
Spice Pumpkin Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Spice Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Read Reviews (21)
4.45 21
Publisher Photo
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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 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 King Arthur Unbleached 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Pumpkin Spice Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p138

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.

Reviews for Spice Pumpkin Cookies(21)

AVERAGE RATING
   (22)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (15)
4 Star
 (4)
3 Star
 (2)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (1)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

Probably won't make again. The frosting recipe didn't make enough. Could use more cinnamon.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

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!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

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.

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT