Soft pumpkin cookies on a wooden cutting board, next to a glass of milk.
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Cooling Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

These Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing are a fall favorite.  Savory pumpkin, warm cinnamon, and a deep and sweet brown sugar frosting come together for the perfect autumn dessert.  Make ahead and freeze, or eat straight out of the oven.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cookies, soft pumpkin cookies
Servings: 48
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
Frosting
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tsp milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream together the shortening and sugar.

  3. Add pumpkin, eggs, and cinnamon. Mix to combine.

  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined.

  5. Drop by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 350 degrees. Until cookies are set.

  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Frosting
  1. In a medium mixing bowl cream together butter and brown sugar.

  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix until smooth.

  3. Add more milk, by the tsp, to thin out the frosting.

  4. Spread frosting over cookies and let cool completely before serving.
Recipe Notes

Pro Tip - cookies do not need to be browned to be done.  If cookies are browned, they are overdone and will be dry.

Nutrition Facts
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1411IU28%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.