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5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 18

Why bother with pumpkin bars when you can make super-easy pumpkin cookies instead? ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2
tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese
1
cup powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break cookie dough into small chunks. Add pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • 2
    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 14 to 16 minutes. Cool on pan 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, unwrap cream cheese. Place in medium microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until softened. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread on cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Making these for Halloween? Transfer icing to a quart-sized resealable food-storage plastic bag, and refrigerate. When ready to ice cookies, cut a tiny piece from a corner of the bag, and squeeze icing out to make jack-o'-lantern faces or crescent shapes for harvest moons.
  • In a pinch, canned cream cheese frosting can be used instead of the cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • When it comes to fall flavors, pumpkin reigns supreme. Each year, its popularity seems to spike earlier and earlier, as people eagerly await for the release of their favorite pumpkin coffee drinks, pumpkin-flavored desserts and even pumpkin-inspired dinners. People continue to find new and creative ways to enjoy all things pumpkin from September through the holiday season, and especially during Thanksgiving. Almost every part of a pumpkin is edible, but one of the most popular ways to prepare it is to bake, mash and puree in a blender for use in sweet dishes like pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and this page’s recipe, pumpkin cookies. In a pinch, many will opt to buy already-prepared cans of pumpkin puree, which is readily available at grocery stores nationwide during the autumn season. First time making cookies, or looking for some helpful kitchen tips to make your next batch even better? Read our easy how-to guide.

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