Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

09.16.2014

My obsession with sugar cookies continues. This time around we’ve got an autumn inspired sugar cookie that is completely irresistible! These are soft along with just the right amount of slight chewiness to them. The have just enough pumpkin and the cinnamon cream cheese frosting just takes them over the top. You need try these at least once…and then you’ll want to make them forever after.

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I love pumpkin everything so its really due time that I have a pumpkin sugar cookie recipe. I know my family completely agrees. They got to test one from each of the 4 test batches this past weekend. Far too many cookies around here, but we aren’t complaining.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: About 2 dozen

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/3 cup unflavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 3 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 3 Tbsp butter , softened
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. For the cookies:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger for 20 seconds, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, shortening and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg yolks one at a time. Mix in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Scoop dough out and shape into 3 Tbsp balls (I just filled 1/4 cup 3/4 full). Place on Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets (you'll only be able to fit about 8 per sheet, these are fairly large cookies), and using your fingers lying flat, evenly flatten cookies into rounds until they are slightly under 1/2-inch thick. Bake in preheated oven 11 - 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Store in an airtight container.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese and butter until pale and fluffy. Mix in cinnamon, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Mix in enough milk to reach desired consistency and mix until smooth and slightly fluffy.
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70 comments

  • cheri: Gorgeous cookies, love the frosting. I could eat these all day! September 17, 2014 at 6:31pm Reply

  • B: These look amazing. Pinned today and trying tonight. Thank you! September 17, 2014 at 5:13pm Reply

  • Gary: Hi Jaclyn, is that cinnamon dusted on top in some of the photos? Or something else?
    Thanks!
    Cant wait to try these for autumn.
    -gary September 17, 2014 at 1:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hi Gary, yes I just used a little more cinnamon for decoration, definitely not a must. They are good with a little nutmeg on top too if you do want to sprinkle something over the tops. September 17, 2014 at 5:07pm Reply

  • bevie: I’ve so enjoyed visiting your blog, and have saved just about all the recipes you have shared..They all look yummy!!! September 17, 2014 at 10:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for visiting Bevie! I hope you love the recipes! September 17, 2014 at 10:41am Reply

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets: Oh my gosh, I just want to reach through my screen and grab some!! I love frosted sugar cookies…and PUMPKIN? Dream come true!! September 17, 2014 at 6:15am Reply

  • Medeja: Yummy! Both cookies and frosting look and sound lovely! September 17, 2014 at 4:09am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): So pretty, love that cinnamon frosting! September 16, 2014 at 11:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura :)! September 16, 2014 at 11:23pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I think it’s amazing you did 4 test batches for a blog recipe – that’s so much work and my hat is off to you!! Wow! :) They look perfect so you clearly nailed them! September 16, 2014 at 9:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yeah that happens sometimes Ive done even more than that before because I can be so annoyingly picky. I’m sure you know how test batches can go though you just never know how they are going to turn out sometimes. September 16, 2014 at 11:22pm Reply

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