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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 18

We can help you get the whole family excited for fall with these delicious and easy-to-make pumpkin spice sugar cookies. In just 15 minutes, transform a package of Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough into delicious, pumpkin spice sugar cookies that are ready for the oven. Put the finishing touch on your cookies by topping them with decadent homemade cream cheese frosting. Serve these iced pumpkin sugar cookies as is, or if you’re feeling extra festive, (you know you are) add sprinkles or chopped nuts on top for a custom-touch to your spiced cookies. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 15, 2020
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Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese
3
cups powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • 2
    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 14 to 16 minutes. Cool on pan 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave cream cheese, uncovered on High 40 to 60 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until softened. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread on cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Take a quick 15 seconds before you start baking and take a look at this how-to video we made to share a few more helpful tips and tricks for this recipe: How to Make 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies.
  • Are you running short on time? Save a few minutes of your prep time by substituting a can of creamed cheese frosting instead of the cream cheese and powdered sugar mix.
  • When frosting cookies, make sure they are completely cooled to avoid runny frosting.
  • Add a little extra festive fun to these autumn cookies by putting a drop or two of orange food coloring into your frosting and then topping your iced cookies with a sprinkle of brown and orange sprinkles for a sweet finish! Feeling more nutty than sweet? Top your cookies with chopped roasted pecans for a delicious crunch!
  • Stay in the fall spirit and check out a few of our other favorite pumpkin-desserts! Take a look at these amazing and easy recipes for Easy Pumpkin Truffles, Pumpkin Bars or Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bars.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
29g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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