Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

These cookies are bursting with pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger with a hint of nutmeg. Then the cookies are topped with a creamy cheesecake frosting. I used a medium scoop to make these cookies,  then flattened them slightly with a glass and a little sugar.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

These cookies will also freeze well if they last that long. If you don’t flatten them you will get perfectly rounded cookies. If I was leaving them like that instead of flattening them as I did I would make the cookies double the size. Then they would be similar to the sour cream cookies below.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 3 Dozen

Delicious pumpkin spice cookies filled with spices and a cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup pumpkin - pure
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 cup sugar to dip the glass in if flattening
  • Frosting
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Add the sugars with the butter to a mixing bowl. Mix for 3 minutes. Pour in the oil and keep beating until incorporated.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add the pumpkin. Mix well.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  6. Using a medium scoop or a heaping tablespoon, put the dough on a greased baking pan. Dip sugar into a bowl with sugar and flatten cookies slightly.
  7. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Cool.
  8. Mix together the frosting ingredients until light and fluffy. You may not need that much milk. Add it gradually. Beat frosting for about 4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  9. Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.
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