Frosted Pumpkin Cookies


In my opinion, these Frosted Pumpkin Cookies, just might the best fall cookie recipe! This cookie recipe starts with  a soft pumpkin cookie and topped with creamy frosting that guaranteed to be a winner!

Frosted Pumpkin Cookie | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Okay, so these are officially one of my favorite cookies. They are so amazingly soft they practically melt in your mouth, plus they are pumpkin so that clearly makes them a 10 out of 10. I kid you not.

Frosted Pumpkin Cookie | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

And don’t even get me started on the frosting. It’s basically butter and sugar whipped up to creamy decadence. How can you go wrong!?

I also love this recipe because it’s simple. There is no need to wait for the dough to cool or spend time rolling out the dough. You just scoop it on to the cookie sheet and pop it into the oven. Love that!

How to Make Frosted Pumpkin Cookies:

Frosted Pumpkin Cookie | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Easy, pumpkin, melt-in-your mouth delicious – the recipe for a perfect cookie. And that’s why they are one of my new favorites!

Frosted Pumpkin Cookie | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Frosted Pumpkin Cookie | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

All righty, onto the recipe!


Frosted Pumpkin Cookie | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

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Frosted Pumpkin Cookie Recipe:

Frosted Pumpkin Cookie | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek


Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, frosted pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cookies
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
In my opinion, these Frosted Pumpkin Cookies, just might the best fall cookie recipe! This cookie recipe starts with  a soft pumpkin cookie and topped with creamy frosting that guaranteed to be a winner!


  • 2 cups butter - softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 15- ounce can pumpkin
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar - add until desired consistency / firmness
  • extra ground cinnamon sprinkled on top - optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cloves and nutmeg. Beat until combined.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Then, add the pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can using the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
  • Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  • For frosting, in a small saucepan heat butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. (I made a double batch of the frosting and ended up using all of it. I recommend doing the same.)
  • Spread frosting on the cooled cookies. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.

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  • Marsha Marie at

    Thank you for a *FANTASTIC* giveaway!

  • Ana Alvez at

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Jess Riordan at

    Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity to win! Also those cookies look amazing! Going to have to try that recipe out, thank you again! 🙂

  • Hilary at

    This is a great giveaway! I hope I win!

  • angela at

    I have dreamed of owning a KitchenAid mixer for years! Its been on my wish list for many. They are fantastic appliances!

  • Diana at

    Thanks for the giveaway! By the way I have mad cookies very similar to these and they were amazing! I will definitely be making these and see which ones I like best

  • Jocelyn at

    Gah! I can’t wait until I have a break in my crazy schedule to start baking… And these will be at the top of my list! They. Look. Delicious!

  • Kristin at

    Thank you for such a terrific giveaway! A Kitchenaid mixer is an awesome prize, plus you get to choose the color! I will be buying a can of pumpkin to try this cookie recipe this weekend. Thanks, Michael!

  • Denver at

    I cant find the widget. But I will be making these cookies.

  • girlfromwva at

    love the cookie recipes; thanks for sharing! thank you for the giveaway!

  • Jamie at

    I am such a huge fan of pumpkin cookies during the fall. For our open house last year, I made 47 dozen of them to serve to the customers! After years of doing that many, I can practically make them in my sleep now! Your icing sounds good…mine is a burnt butter icing, so I’d love to try yours for something different.

  • Heather at

    This would be perfect for my daughter so she could bake ME these cookies … that would be amazing !

  • Melissa at

    I love pumpkin, thanks for the recipe and the amazing giveaway!

  • Stacie at

    Wow what a wonderful giveaway, every kitchen should have kitchen-aid mixer {I’m waiting to put it on my wedding register hehe}

    Good lucky to everyone that enters!

  • Tammy Chaney at

    These look so good. I know I can’t wait until Thanksgiving to make them…but these will be a part of Thanksgiving as well. THANKS! 🙂

  • Beth Waller at

    That’s a LOT of butter! Yes! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Lynda M. at

    These are one of my favorite cookies! Beautiful pics and FABULOUS contest! Happy Wednesday 🙂

  • Judy Woodrick at

    Could sure use that beautiful mixer…thanks

  • Doreen Comito at

    I can’t wait to make some of the new cookie recipes that I have found here.

  • Lori at

    Your recipes look so good! Have you tried pumpkin gobs? Love them with cream cheese icing. Happy fall!

  • Kristi@Chatfield Court at

    Great giveaway Michael. Thanks so much. Can’t wait to make this recipe.


    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You bet! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Phyllis Lass Thomton at

    This is such a FABulous Mixer. I would really LOVE to have this Beauty…I would be busy making Pumpkin Cookie men and the glorious icing with Nutmeg!

  • Ritika at

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I would be making your caramel gingersnap cookies.

  • Lisa Richardson at

    These look wonderful, now I’m hungry! Great contest too!

  • Dawn at

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Could you help me find your bloglovin link?

  • Katia Alvarez at

    Want this so badly to make my little sister’s wedding cake!

  • susan at

    i love this mixer, thank you for the giveaway! these cookies look wonderful!

  • Jessica at

    This would be wonderful to win for the holidays. I really want to own a kitchenaid mixer, but can’t afford one yet. Thank you for hosting this give-away.

  • Judith Kaufman at

    I simply LOVE making cookies and biscotti! It would be so awesome to have one! I’m wearing mine out!! Thanks for a chance to win a new one!
    Your pumpkin cookies look amazing….will have to try them out!

  • Dawn L at

    I would love to win a kitchen aid & I would make pumpkin cookies. I believe the ones on inspired by charm look delicious. Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win. I’m enjoying the cookie recipes may be trying lots of new ones

  • Shayla at

    What a yummy recipe and exciting giveaway. Oh the endless possibilities to whip up in a new kitchen aid rather than simply by hand!

  • Holli at

    Want a great giveaway! I have been wanting one of these for years! I love to bake, especially around the holidays!!! This would be an amazing addition to my kitchen!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Emily at

    Fantastic giveaway! I made these cookies yesterday in addition to your pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and they are just as delicious as you made them look. I’m definitely saving this recipe to make again!

  • what katie's baking at

    thank you so much for hosting this amazing giveaway!! i would be in heaven if i won.
    these cookies look fantastic!

  • Stephanie O at

    I would make these cookies. Yum! Pumpkin and frosting yes.

  • Sheri at

    I am looking forward to making these cookies! I have all the stuff sitting on my counter ready to go, I see I need to add eggs at step 3, but don’t see eggs in the ingredient listing? Help!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hi Sheri – the eggs are added in the third step of the directions listed above. Happy baking!

      xo Michael

  • Kate at

    How many eggs are needed for this recipe? It is stated in the 3rd step for eggs to be added, but eggs are NOT in the list of ingredients.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey Kate! I’m not sure if you missed it, but the recipe in the post and the printable version both have 2 eggs listed under ingredients. So to answer your question you need two eggs. Hope that helps! Happy Baking!

      xo Michael

      • Kate at

        I can tell you that I did not miss that. I have the printed recipe in my hand and 2 Eggs are not on that list in between the solves and vanilla. I went over the list at least 5 times before asking about the eggs and it is still not on my printed recipe. Besides the person in the comment before me had the exact same question.

        “SHERI AT 5 PM ON OCTOBER 14, 2013
        I am looking forward to making these cookies! I have all the stuff sitting on my counter ready to go, I see I need to add eggs at step 3, but don’t see eggs in the ingredient listing? Help!”

        She even said eggs were not on the list.

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Hrmm. Thanks for the information Kate. I’m not sure what happened there. I use a widget to enable the recipes to print and there may have been some sort of hiccup with it. Either way, you have my most sincere apologies. I tripled checked the list and you should be good to go now. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

          xo Michael

  • hope gonzales at

    These sound really good! How many cookies does this make?

  • iessie at


    I was wondering how many cookies this recipe makes?



    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I would say somewhere between 50 – 60 depending on how large you make them.

      xo Michael

  • Heather at

    Hello, I just finished making these cookies which are DIVINE! However, when it came time for the frosting…I have now added almost 6 cups of powdered sugar and its still not at a frosting consistency…..

  • Carla S. at

    Great give away! Thanks for an opportunity to win one of these great mixers. Will certainly be making these cookies- they look yummy !

  • Bonnie at

    You are so right! I LOVE this recipe. I’ve been making these every year since you posted them!

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