Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Author: Nikki
These will be some of THE BEST pumpkin cookies you ever try! The frosting on top is out of this world and the perfect compliment to these delicious cookies!
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree, NOT filling
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup caramel ice cream topping
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, powdered sugar and sugar together. Add oil, egg yolk, vanilla, and pumpkin puree and mix well. Add flour, cream of tartar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Line cookie sheets with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
  4. Scoop 2 Tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and press slightly down with the palm of your hand.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add caramel and salt and beat until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.
Recipe adapted from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Recipe by Chef in Training at