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Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

  • Author: Lynette
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x


Soft homemade pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing.  Can be decorated like a pumpkin or simply topped with sprinkles.



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients of flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.  Mix well to combine.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add the egg yolks one at time, beating in between.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract mixing well until combined.  Then, add the dry ingredients.
  5. Drop the batter onto a parchment paper lined baking pan using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop.  Smash until about 1/2 an inch in height.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 12 minutes.


The cookie recipe was inspired by Cooking Classy.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: North American