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Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, frosted pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes




  • 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.