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Cream Cheese Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Cream Cheese Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 259 kcal

what you'll need
  

pumpkin cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin purée canned
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt

icing

  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt

let's do it
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • To make the cookies, cream butter and sugar together in mixing bowl. Mix in pumpkin purée then stir in egg whites and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in separate bowl.
  • Thoroughly combine wet and dry ingredients until dough forms.
  • Scoop heaping Tbsp of dough onto lightly sprayed baking sheet 2" apart.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes then cool completely.
  • To make the icing, cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  • Spread cream cheese frosting over cooled pumpkin cookies.
  • If you are giving these as a gift and are stacking the cookies in a box or bucket, use royal icing instead of the cream cheese icing.

One Last Thing

Take 5 minutes off the cooking time if you prefer a chewier cookie.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 262mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30g
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