Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you haven’t had a pumpkin drop cookie, you’ve missed a very special autumn treat. Topped with cream cheese frosting, these cookies are served cool and are a perfect accompaniment to your favorite warm fall drink! Spices are optional for patients who are extra sensitive! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned organic pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add pumpkin and mix well. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts. I prefer larger cookies! I suggest dropping 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls per cookie, approx. 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks before frosting. In a small bowl, beat the frosting ingredients until light and fluffy. Frost cookies.

By | 2018-03-26T20:36:37+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Baked Goods, Desserts|Comments Off on Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

About the Author:

Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. She is the editor of the IC Chef Cookbook (2015) and serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! My Google Profile+