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spice cookies with pumpkin frosting

chewy spice cookies + pumpkin cream cheese frosting

  • Author: Brittney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 26 cookies


spice cookies

  • softened butter ¾ c (170 g)
  • granulated sugar ¾ c (150 g)
  • dark brown sugar ¼ c (50 g)
  • egg 1 large
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • molasses ¼ c (80 g)
  • flour 2.5 cups (300 g)
  • (spooned and leveled*)
  • baking soda 1.5 tsp
  • salt ¼ tsp
  • ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • ground ginger ½ tsp
  • ground cloves ½ tsp
  • ground nutmeg ¼ tsp

pumpkin cream cheese frosting

  • cream cheese (softened) 4 oz (110 g)
  • pumpkin puree 1 c (230 g)
  • powdered sugar ¾ c (90 g)
  • ground cinnamon ½ tsp
  • ground cloves ¼ tsp
  • ground nutmeg ¼ tsp


spice cookies

  1. Beat together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and mix until smooth.
  3. Mix in the vanilla extract and molasses.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, form the dough into balls using about 1.5-2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie.
  9. Place the formed cookies on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes. They will flatten as they cook.
  10. Let the cookies sit for five minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool.

pumpkin cream cheese frosting

  1. Beat together the cream cheese and pumpkin puree until smooth.
  2. Mix in the powdered sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Continue beating until light and fluffy. For a thicker consistency, add a bit more powdered sugar.
  3. Allow the cookies to cool completely before frosting.


Spooned and leveled: Scooping a measuring cup into a flour container can result in much more flour than intended, which can affect the success of your cookies. To get a more accurate measurement, use a spoon to lightly scoop flour into the measuring cup until it’s completely full. Then run the back of a knife over the cup to gently scrape off any excess.

  • Category: baking and desserts
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: pumpkin spice cookies, spice cookies, pumpkin frosting