Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting are hands down my favorite pumpkin treat! And once you try this pumpkin cookie recipe, I am sure you will feel the same way!
It is pumpkin season. And if you doubted it just look on Pinterest! So in keeping with the flavor of the season I decided I needed to share my absolute favorite pumpkin cookies with you. Everyone that ever tries them declares them the best cookies they have ever had! I am not sure if it is the soft pumpkin cookies or the maple frosting that pushes them over the top, but the combination in unbeatable.
Even though I call it maple frosting, the truth is there is no real maple. But the boiled brown sugar gives the frosting a delicious maple flavor.
These cookies are moist and delicious and the frosting makes them even better. I used to put chocolate chips in half the batch but I decided I actually preferred them without the chips. You know a cookie is good when it is better without chocolate!
You will want to frost the cookies when they are slightly warm so that the frosting melts and becomes like a maple glaze.
Give these pumpkin cookies a try and see if they don’t become your new favorite!
Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
Delicious pumpkin cookies frosted with the perfect homemade maple frosting
- 1 C butter
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1/2 C white sugar
- 1 C canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1/4 C milk
- 2 C powdered sugar
Cream sugars and butter, then add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and continue to mix.
Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
Drop spoonfuls of pumpkin cookie batter onto non-greased cookie sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Boil 3 Tbsp butter and 1/2 C brown sugar until mostly smooth (Approx. 2 to 3 minutes)
Cool and add 1/4 C milk and 2 C powdered sugar or until desired consistency and whip with hand mixer until smooth
Spread onto cookies
Recipe from The Good Apple.
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