Pumpkin Spice Cookies

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 30 cookies
Save Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon rum extract

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting, recipe follows, optional

Sprinkles, for garnish

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 stick butter

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

3 cups powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and rum extract, beating until combined. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until combined. Wrap the dough in heavy-duty plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour. 
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use a 4-inch pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out the dough. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the edges are very lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pans for 2 minutes. Then remove and cool completely on wire racks. Spread the Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting on the cookies if using. Garnish with sprinkles.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese, butter and pumpkin pie spice with an electric mixer. Add in the powdered sugar in thirds. Makes about 1 1/2 cups frosting.
Get the Recipe

Peanut Butter Molten Bundt

This decadent chocolate bundt cake is filled with molten peanut butter.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Whoopie Pie

Spiced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Perfect Pumpkin Cakes

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Almost-Famous Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce