Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies

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Okay, back to this amazing recipe -

I think you've noticed that I have been posting a lot of pumpkin recipes, mostly sweets lately. Our family shops at Costco from time to time and when we went there about a month ago, we saw 3 giant cans of pumpkin puree for $7. We couldn't pass up on that. So now, I've been cooking and baking with it as often as I can.

These pumpkin cookies have a texture of moist cake and every bite is fantastic. Oh and the cream cheese frosting on top. You could use normal icing (see spiced icing if you're interested) but my family is the biggest fan of cream cheese frosting. It's an addiction, really. I used the same cream cheese frosting recipe for "pumpkin cake roll". I usually like to add nuts or chocolate chips to pumpkin recipes but this time I didn't. And I was glad that I didn't. I could really taste the pumpkin in the cookies and it tasted divine without all the added sweets (except for the cream cheese frosting - that was sweet enough!)

I am so sad that October is almost gone already... I've been enjoying making fall treats and food lately. Now I guess I need to get ready for winter. (Okay, where I live though doesn't really have winter so maybe I can still enjoy some fall food until Summer hits!)

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.

To Make Frosting: Mix confectioners sugar, vanilla, butter or margarine, and cream cheese together till smooth. 

Frost the cookies with the cream cheese frosting or drizzle the frosting on cookies.


    1. My mouth is watering just think about those cookies :) mmmm!

    2. Mmmm. These look so tasty. I'm going to have to check out my Costco to see if they have the same awesome deal. Love the new header menu, cute family pics!!

    3. I (along with you) am living for anything pumpkin right now. I have been going with dark chocolate pumpkin cookies - but i'll have to try these!

    4. Oooo! These cookies look wonderfully gooey and yummy!

    5. I have to add my thanks to the ones already posted here, this looks like a KEEPER of a recipe to me!! (I love pumpkin desserts, are you kidding?? oh YEAH!)

      I made some pumpkin bars last week, and they were scarfed before I could even get a third piece, GONE!! (I'm going to hopefully freeze some of these cookies, then pull them out after the first round disappears~ *lol*)

      Sure do enjoy your page here, you have some wonderful food stuff for us!

    6. With my total love for all things pumpkin..I still haven't gotten around to making cookies! I think these would be great for me to make!

    7. wow....these look so good. Never thought of using pumpkin to make cookies. Brilliant idea. It's a healthier cookie for sure.

    8. Deanna-

      Cost does have the best deal on pumpkin puree. I hope your Costco carries it.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

      ncl 117-
      Dark chocolate pumpkin cookies sound really good!

    9. Anncoo and Fresh local and best -
      I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment! I love visiting your blog too!

      You must try the cookies! :) I love all things pumpkin also.

      You should try the pumpkin cookies - they are really moist. They're like mini cake cookies.

      Thanks for checking in again! Pumpkin bars are one of my favorites too!