Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies are soft, chewy, and topped with amazing cream cheese frosting! 


Hey everyone! Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron and today we are doing pumpkin! Fall is my favorite season of the year and one of the top reasons is because of pumpkin cookies.

My ultimate favorite pumpkin cookies are these pumpkin oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies, but these are definitely on the top of the list!

These cookies are soft, chewy, and almost muffin-top like. The cream cheese frosting takes them over the top! I hope you love these cookies as much as we do!


4.7 from 3 reviews
Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 CUP (not entire can) pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 and ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  3. Beat in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.
  4. On top add the flour, baking powder, soda, spices, and salt. Mix until combined.
  5. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to completely cool.
  6. Meanwhile, beat together the room temperature butter and cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add the powdered sugar to desired consistency but note that the frosting is supposed to be like a non-baked cheesecake layer -- very thick and cheesecake-like.
  7. Frost cookies and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes

More pumpkin recipes to try next from Chelsea’s Messy Apron:


Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Bars with a Streusel Topping


No Bake FROZEN Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake


Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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  1. I just madethese today and they are delicious! They also get 5 stars from my 6yr olds and 4 yr old. I’m wondering if they need to be refrigerated because of the cream cheese frosting?

  2. These are delish! I’m wondering if they’ll freeze well (just the cookies, without the cream cheese frosting)?? I’d love to make these ahead and freeze, so if anyone has done this successfully, lemme know!

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