Pumpkin Spice Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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A few years ago I fell in love with Molasses cookies and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about combining them with pumpkin.  It seemed like a natural combination… and it is!  If you love molasses cookies and pumpkin everything as much as I do, these Pumpkin Spice Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting are going to be your new Thanksgiving tradition!

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • Parchment Paper (optional)

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1-2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Cinnamon (garnish)


Bring egg and butter to room temperature before preparing dough. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.  Set aside.

Using your stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and mix until incorporated well.

Add pumpkin puree and molasses to butter/sugar mixture. Mix well.  Add flour one cup at a time. Blending well between each addition.

Drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Prepare your cream cheese frosting by combining butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Set aside.

Allow cookies to completely cool before frosting.

Frost each cookie with 1 tbsp of cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle with cinnamon to garnish. Serve immediately.

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25 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Cookie with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

  • Looks like a great recipe to try! Thank you for sharing!

  • These cookies look amazing! and I love your easy to follow recipe here. Will save this for later.

    • These cookies sound amazing, I love this flavor combination! I am definitely going to have to bake some of these very soon. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  • This look and sound really delicous. Can’t wait to try them!

  • I do like the sounds of this good cookies recipe, I am going to make these for my family for this Christmas.

  • We are big fans of anything pumpkin so I am excited to try these!

  • These cookies would probably be a hit with my family.

  • I could imagine how tasty these pumpkin spice cookies are! I would love to try one and make them too!

  • Thank you for the recipe. We love pumpkin pie, so having a cookie option would be great. It looks easy to make too

  • I was just wondering what I was going to do with some left over pumpkin puree and now I know I am going to use it for this cookie recipe. Looks delicious.

  • Ooooh these sound so good! I love pumpkin flavored desserts!~

  • I made these and the are really delicious!

  • I have never had these before and they sound so good.

    • I loveee pumpkin and cream cheese frosting ❤️❤️❤️😍

  • These sound awesome! I have all the ingredients and will make this weekend. YUM!

  • These sound delicious. My family would love them.

  • These pumpkin spice cookies with cream cheese frosting look delicious! I will have to make these for Thanksgiving as one of my desserts.

  • ive bought cookies like this before, homemade ones must be incredible


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