Pumpkin Cookies with Frosting

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Spice Cookies:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 2 Cups Flour (I used Old Mill Gluten Free)
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans (optional)

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 8 oz block of Cream Cheese
  • 3 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Directions:

Pumpkin Spice Cookies:

Preheat Oven to 350°F

  1. In a mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and pumpkin and mix well.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and spices together and fold into cookie batter.
  4. Mix until well blended.
  5. Drop a spoonful of the cookies batter onto a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in a 350°F oven for approximately 15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixer until blended.
  2. Add powder sugar a cup at a time and continue to mix until sugar is incorporated.
  3. Finally, add cinnamon
  4. Place frosting in large Ziplock bag, cut small portions of corner off of bag, and frost cookies.

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