Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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Vicki Boles


I have yet to find one person who doesn't fall in love with these cookies! The cooked brown sugar frosting is the perfect topping for a pumpkin cookie. I usually double the recipe because they go so fast and everyone wants them! These have been passed down in our family and are easy yet delectable. Hope you all enjoy them.


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Makes 3-4 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


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2 c
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 c
1 c
1 c
canned pumpkin
1 tsp
1 c
chopped dates or raisins (optional)


3/4 c
brown sugar
3 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
milk or cream
1 c
powdered sugar
3/4 tsp

How to Make Frosted Pumpkin Cookies


  • 1For the cookies, sift all dry ingredients together and set aside.
  • 2Cream shortening and sugar together till fluffy. Add pumpkin and eggs and beat. Add dates or raisins if desired.
  • 3Add all dry ingredients to the shortening mixture and stir well. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool before frosting.
  • 4For the brown sugar frosting.
    Mix the brown sugar, butter and milk together in a heavy saucepan and boil for 2 minutes.
  • 5Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar and the vanilla. Beat well. If frosting hardens while you work,place over low heat for a short time to soften while continuously stirring.

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About Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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