Pumpkin Cookies


Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!  Today I am sharing a great fall pumpkin cookie recipe that my friend Alicia gave to me. They taste little a little piece of pumpkin pie!

I whipped them together on Sunday night and sent a big batch with Chris to share with his coworkers.  I found these cute fall treat cups at Target in the dollar section and I thought they would make it easy for each one of his friends to could grab a few and take them back to their desks.  I might have to back and pick up some more so I can serve other treats like my crazy crunch in them too.

2 cups flour                                                                                    
1 teas baking powder
1 teas cinnamon
1/2 teas baking soda
1/2 teas nutmeg
1 and 1/2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla
chopped nuts are optional
Combine first 5 ingredients and set aside
Beat one stick of butter for one minute, add white sugar and 3/4 brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
Combine the egg, pumpkin, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, beat well.  Beat in dry ingredients and add chopped nuts if desired.
Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet
Cookies need to be cooled before frosting 
3-oz cream cheese
1/4 C butter
1 teas vanilla…beat until fluffy                                                            
add 2 cups powdered sugar and beat well
frost and enjoy!
I love cream cheese frosting and I am convinced that it makes almost everything taste better!
If you are looking for other fall pumpkin recipes check out these blog favorites…



  • Bivins Fink

    I saw those cups but couldn't think of an immediate need for them (and we have such little storage)so I left them at Tgt – you've had an impact on me! I might make these cookies for the Steelers bar though… they sound delicious!

    • Amanda Kuzak

      Good girl! Normally I'm not one for the “riff raff” of the $1 section at Target but I couldn't resist. They would be perfect for the Steelers bar this month, you should pick them up!

  • Bivins Fink

    I've been a VERY good girl over the past few months! We've both edited our closets (Amanda speak) and donated BAGS of gently used clothes. I also sold a bunch of the craft stuff (rubber stamps mostly) that I finally decided I would probably never use again (I kept some special stuff but got rid of the rest!). I don't miss it, Amanda! You're a great teacher and influenced by buying (and purging) habits more than I will probably ever know! Miss you!!!!

  • Bivins Fink

    “influenced MY buying” oops!

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