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5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 18 servings
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Why bother with pumpkin bars when you can make super-easy pumpkin cookies instead?

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

  • 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.
  • 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

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%
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.
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