Spiced Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

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Taking a bite into one of these soft, moist cookies is like eating the top of a pumpkin cupcake. The cinnamon sugar topping gives them a satisfying crunch.

  • Portion size 30 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and salt
  • pinch ground cloves
Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 2 teaspoons decorating or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 170 g cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in pumpkin. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves; stir into butter mixture just until combined.

Drop by 2 tbsp, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Using wet fingertips, flatten tops to make 1/2-inch (1 cm) high rounds. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350?F (180?C) oven until tops spring back when lightly touched, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely on pan.

Cinnamon Sugar:
Meanwhile, whisk sugar with cinnamon; set aside.

Cream Cheese Icing:
In separate bowl, beat together cream cheese, icing sugar, milk and vanilla. Spoon heaping 1 tsp icing over each cookie; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Freeze in single layer on baking sheets until firm, about 1 hour. Transfer to airtight container; freeze for up to 2 weeks. Thaw for 20 minutes before serving.)

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 121 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 121.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 40 mg
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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