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These are delicious soft pumpkin cookies that can be made for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving treat or as a snack for lunch. These were gone the first day I made them. I suggest a double batch and freezing some for later.


Ingredients:

Cookies

2 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup purée

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

2 1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1. In a medium bowl mix the flour, , baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until smooth.

3. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until well mixed.Gradually and in flour a 1/4 cup at a time.

4.  Preheat oven to 350*F.Using 1/4 cup cookie scoop and drop onto a baking sheet.Place in the oven to cook for 15-18 minutes.

5.  Immediately after baking press flat.

6. While your are cooling, you can get started on the frosting.  Begin by creaming together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.

7. Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon and a 1/4 cup at a time powdered sugar until creamed well.

8.  Once the cookies are cool frost with a Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus or just use a spoon and smooth it on and you it is time to dig in.

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies w/Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
These are delicious pumpkin cookies that can be made for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving treat or as a snack for lunch. These were gone the first day I made them. I suggest a double batch and freezing some for later.
Ingredients
  • Cookies
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until well mixed.Gradually and in flour a ¼ cup at a time.
  4. Preheat oven to 350*F.Using ¼ cup cookie scoop and drop onto a baking sheet.Place in the oven to cook for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Immediately after baking press flat.
  6. While your cookies are cooling, you can get started on the frosting. Begin by creaming together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  7. Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon and a ¼ cup at a time powdered sugar until creamed well.
  8. Once the cookies are cool frost with a
  9. Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus
  10. or just use a spoon and smooth it on and you it is time to dig in.

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