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Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

Calories: 135kcal
Author: Vee

Ingredients

COOKIE INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves **feel free to substitute 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves**
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese 1 brick, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

COOKIES

  • PREP: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • MIX DRY INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves. Set aside.
  • STAND MIXER: In a stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed for 1 minute until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to butter mixture, and beat on medium-speed until just combined.
  • Set the mixer speed to low and add in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • MAKE THE COOKIES: Use a heaping tablespoon of batter per cookie and drop them on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. The cookies smooth out somewhat while baking, but will hold part of their shape, so smooth them out a bit.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are cooked through and bounce back slightly if you touch them. Cool on a wire rack. Frost when they are cooled.

TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • With an electric mixer or in your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla together on medium-high speed until smooth. Set the speed to low and gradually add in the powdered sugar until it is all combined and the frosting is smooth. To thin it, add 1 tablespoon of milk or water at a time. Add more sugar to thicken it.

Notes

adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 135kcal | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 161mg | Sugar: 11g