Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
approximately 3 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the cookies:
For the frosting:
For Garnish:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, cream the sugar and the butter until light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and eggs. Mix to incorporate. Add the pumpkin and mix to incorporate. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Cool on racks. When cool, ice with the cream cheese frosting.

For the Frosting: In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, add the cream cheese. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Add milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. If frosting is too thick, thin with a little more milk. Fold in the lemon zest. When cookies are cool spread with some of the frosting. Garnish with a whole pecan.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Ice Cream Social in a Bag

Get shaking with this unique way of making ice cream in five minutes.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cream Cheese Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Pumpkin and Maple Cream Cheese Pie

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Cream Cheese Crust

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Spiced Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Cissy's Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Creamed Cheese Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Nealey Dozier

Sweet Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip with Fried Wontons

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories