Soft and spiced, these pumpkin cookies will get snapped up in a hurry.  It’s hard to eat just one!


  • Cookies:

  • ½ cup115 g unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup 200 g granulated sugar (caster sugar)

  • ½ cup100 g packed light brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup 250 g pure pumpkin puree

  • 2 ½ cups 375 g all-purpose flour (plain flour)

  • 1 tsp 5 mL baking powder

  • ½ tsp 2 mL baking soda

  • ½ tsp 2 mL salt

  • 1 tsp 5 mL ground ginger

  • ½ tsp 2 mL ground cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp 1 mL ground nutmeg

  • Frosting:

  • ½ cup115 g unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ½ pkg 125 g cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 2-3 cups 260-390 g icing sugar, sifted

  • 1 tsp  5 mL  vanilla extract

  • ground cinnamon, for sprinkling


  • 1.

    Preheat to the oven to 350 ?F (180 ?C) and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.

  • 2.

    Beat the butter and both sugars together (by hand or with electric beaters) until smooth and then beat in the egg.  Add the pumpkin puree and stir in well.

  • 3.

    In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices and add this to the pumpkin batter, stir until evenly mixed.  Use an ice cream scoop (#40) and scoop cookies onto the baking trays, leaving 2-inches (50 mm) between them. Bake the cookies for 17-20 minutes, until they lift easily from the tray.  Allow the cookies to cool on the trays before frosting them.

  • 4.

    For the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and then add 1 cup (130 g) of the icing sugar, beating well.  Add the vanilla and an additional cup of icing sugar, beating until fluffy and adding additional icing sugar until the frosting is a spreadable consistency.

  • 5.

    Pipe or spread the frosting onto each cookie and enjoy. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top of each frosted cookie.

  • 6.

    The cookies will keep in an airtight container for a day, or refrigerated for 3 days (but best enjoyed at room temperature.)

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (30 servings)

  • Energy 175kj
  • Fat Total 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Sugar 18g
  • Sodium 113mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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