These Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are the ultimate fall cookie. I used a simple drop sugar cookie recipe and added pumpkin spice. Then, I topped them with the most amazing pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting. These cookies are so yummy. It’s a frosted sugar cookie with a fall twist!
This recipe makes about 14 large cookies that are perfect for taking to a party or giving as a gift. These would be wonderful served with hot apple cider, or my slow cooker caramel apple cider!
- 1 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup 1 stick of softened butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 cup 2 sticks of softened butter
- 8 oz of room temperature cream cheese
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- pinch of kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar and butter, and beat with paddle attachment until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla, and continue beating until combined.
Add flour mixture and stir just until combined.
Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
Roll two tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball and place on baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are golden. Don't over bake.
Let cool and frost.
Sprinkle cookies with additional pumpkin pie spice.
To prepare frosting, using the paddle attachment, beat butter, powdered sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
With mixer still running, add in vanilla extract.
Divide cream cheese into 8 cubes and drop them into the mixture one at a time until well combined.
I’m really excited about these Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies, so please let me know if you try them. I know you will love them too!
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