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Bite out of moist pumpkin cookie with cream cheese icing

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

These moist and fluffy pumpkin cookies with a rich and creamy cream cheese icing taste like fall and keep you coming back for more.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 131kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons milk


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Mix all cookie ingredients.
  • Drop dough by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet, bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown. Allow cookies to cool.
  • Mix up icing and beat ingredients well. Add milk slowly to reach desired consistency. Spread icing on cookies.


  • Since cookies are so moist they store best in a single layer or with parchment paper separating the layers
  • This batch of icing will make a thin layer on each cookie, make 1 1/2 batches for a thicker layer of cream cheese icing
  • Chill cookies in a single layer to allow cookies and icing to set before freezing cookies in a single layer


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1262IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg