I definitely don’t need a special reason to love fall. But baking fall pumpkin treats and desserts definitely makes me love it even more. As if you were not already aware, it’s pumpkin season and that makes me pretty happy!
That equates to not only hearing the laughter of children and parents picking pumpkins and apples on our farm but also baking my favorite pumpkin recipes to enjoy and share. This is what the fall season is all about.
Cream cheese frosting gets me every time. Just typing the name gets my mouth watering. It is by far my favorite type of frosting. Or is it icing? Either way, I like to frost cakes and cookies with it. It is not overly sweet and it is oh-so creamy. Add these soft and chewy pumpkin cookies into the mix and they are a match made in heaven.
I credit this cookie recipe to my mom.No surprise there because she is the baking queen and has taught me everything I know. Thanks, mom. I fell in love with these bakery-style cookies as a child. Mom still makes them to this day. This chewy cookie recipe is definitely a family favorite.
These old – fashioned soft pumpkin cookies remind me of the soft and chewy cookies you can purchase at your local bakery. They have a soft cake-like texture. I LOVE soft and chewy cookies. You can have the crunch, I’ll take the chewy cake-like cookie any day.
These are the best pumpkin cookies and I hope you enjoy them.
How To Make These Easy Pumpkin Cookie Treats
Add the egg, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree; beat until combined. Add the all-purpose flour and mix just until combined.
Scoop the cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper to form 18 cookies. Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.
Frost the completely cooled cookies generously with the cream cheese frosting. You can use a pastry bag if you have one, or just use an offset spatula. Both work just fine.
Fall Baking Kitchen Essentials
How To Store This Perfect Fall Cookie
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Since they are topped with cream cheese icing, it’s best to refrigerate them.
Meal Plan Game Plan
Your entire family will love this easy pumpkin cookies recipe. Here are a few other items that you can also add to your meal plan game plan too.
Main Dish: Pumpkin Chili
Side Dish 1: The Best Mashed Potatoes
Side Dish 2: Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Refreshing Drinks: Apple Cider Sangria
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- Cookie Ingredients
- • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- • 1 cup sugar
- • 1 teaspoon baking powder
- • 1 teaspoon baking soda
- • ½ teaspoon salt
- • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- • 1 egg
- • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- • 1 cup pumpkin puree
- • 2 cups flour
- • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large bowl, beat the 1 cup butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3. Add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice; beat until combined.
4. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree; beat until combined.
5. Add the flour; mix well.
6. Scoop the cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet to form 18 cookies. Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.
7. Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and cool to room temperature on a baking rack.
8. To make the frosting, beat together the ½ cup butter and 8 ounces cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
9. Frost the completely cooled cookies generously with the cream cheese frosting.