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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

The most incredibly soft and dense pumpkin sugar cookies with the BEST cream cheese frosting everrr!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 202kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • In a large bowl mix together butter, pumpkin, sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla, and eggs until smooth.
  • In another bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Roll dough into 2-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Use the bottom of a tall glass (or a small jar) to flatten the dough balls to 1/2 inch thickness. Bake for 10-14 minutes until cookies start to look "dry". Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • To prepare the frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Mix in sour cream. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container (separate layers of cookies with wax paper or parchment paper) Frost cookies immediately before serving.


*prep time includes 30 minute chilling time
Store in airtight container in fridge up to five days. 


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 861IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg