Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

October 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM | Posted in dessert | Leave a comment
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It’s the season for Tricks and Treats! This recipe is a real Treat – Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing. There’s different versions of this online. I found this one on an email from the Kroger – My Magazine.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
These light and moist cookies have a perfect cake-like texture that’s sure to please.

INGREDIENTS

COOKIES
1 Tbsp. orange zest
½ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter
½ cup canned pumpkin purée
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp. salt
ICING
¼ cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. milk
Orange and green tinted sugars, for decorating

INSTRUCTIONS

1 – In a large mixing bowl, massage zest into brown sugar; let sit for a few minutes. Add butter; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in pumpkin purée, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, pie spice and salt. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir slowly to combine. Divide dough in half; flatten into circles and wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate 1 hour.

2 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 round of dough until ⅛-inch thick. Cut out pumpkin shapes; reroll scraps if desired. Transfer to baking sheets. Bake 10–12 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking, until cookies are set but not brown. Cool on a wire rack before frosting and decorating. Repeat with remaining dough.

3 – For icing, cream together butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk. Mix in remaining sugar and blend until smooth. Use a small spatula to frost the cookies. Decorate with colored sugars. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition
Per Serving: 110 Cal; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 0 g Trans Fat; 15 mg Cholesterol; 45 mg Sodium; 17 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 12 g Sugar; 1 g Protein

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