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pumpkin spice cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Trish
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Pumpkin spice flavorful cookies topped with rich cream-cheese cinnamon frosting. 



Spiced Pumpkin Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line cookie sheets with pre-cut parchment paper
  2. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.  Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl or electric mixer bowl, blend butter and sugar. 
  4. Mix in the eggs, pumpkin, vanilla extract and walnuts.
  5. slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Drop cookie mixture on prepared cookie sheets approximately 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 13-15 minutes or until done. 
  8. Let cookies cool completely and frost.

For Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl blend butter, vanilla, and cream cheese until smooth. 
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and cinnamon.


Once cookies are frosted you can sprinkle with additional cinnamon. 

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