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Frosted Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

These chewy Frosted Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are topped with a Pumpkin Spiced Buttercream. They are a perfect fall twist on classic sugar cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Frosting

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon, scant nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon, scant cloves

Instructions

Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Cream together sugar, pumpkin, and butter. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough and place 2 inches apart on baking pan. Do not flatten the dough. 
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until tops are cracked. Let cool on rack while making the frosting.

Frosting

  • In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes.
  • Frost cookies with buttercream to your preference. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.7mg