Are y’all on sugar overload yet from all these cookies for The Sweetest Season Sweetest Cookie Giveaway? There’s still time to enter and be sure to check out all the other fantastic recipes by searching #sweetestseasoncookies or clicking on the links in the highlighted post link two lines above. I did some serious face plants after seeing some of the epic creativity my friends have posted!
I think this may be my last post for the event because I am on sugar overload and 4 days in a row is totally a lot for me! Seriously, dudes. I have 4 dogs, a social life, a full time job, and this here website. I be busy, yo!
So unless I get ambitious, the moon is in it’s seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, my kitchen cleans itself, and the pulled muscle from my bum to my knee cures itself, this is my last post for the week of this fun The Sweetest Season event.
But not to worry, if you are into my ramblings and shenanigans I’ll be here next week. I found something I was looking for, so I hope to make it over the weekend, not jack it up, and share it with you next week. Fingers crossed.
Can someone please focus me? I don’t know what in tarnation happens (I’m totally sure it has nothing to do with booze), but I tend to get lost in my own head. I mean, can we finally talk about the subject matter of this post? Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting? About time.
This is another one of the recipes I hijacked from my gram’s recipe box and has always been my #1 favorite cookie recipe of all time.
It was the first thing I went looking for in this recipe box after my mom gave it to me. I actually just put the box in a special place in my kitchen and didn’t open it for quite some time, but when I did this pumpkin cookie recipe was what I was looking for.
Clearly this recipe card has been around for quite some time. I’m fairly certain I’ve said this before, but just to be clear, this is not a accurate reflection of my age. I’m just sayin’….
When I found this recipe card I felt like I won the lottery because (as you may have seen from my mom’s comments here and there – she goes by Mags 🙂 hi Mom!) my gram probably only wrote down about half of her recipes. She just put stuff together and made magic. I’m not sure we will ever figure out her pineapple upside down cake or that dang chocolate cake made with coffee, but I’ll be sure to let you know if we do!
Happy Holidays, friends!
Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
For the Pumpkin Cookies
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
- 1 stick butter softened
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
For the Pumpkin Cookies
Mix together sugar, pumpkin, and shortening
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice
Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix well
Cover and chill overnight
Preheat oven to 350
Use a 1 tablespoon size scoop or two tablespoons to drop on parchment lined baking sheet
Bake 12-15 minutes
Cool on baking pan for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
Combine cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, and vanilla bean paste in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
Mix on low until combined, then increase speed to medium and mix until smooth
Top each pumpkin cookie with a heaping tablespoon of cream cheese frosting - or as much as desired
Note: These cookies look like a biscuit and have the texture of a cake. Top them with tons of cream cheese frosting and you’ll be gobsmacked!
I received free product from Imperial Sugar, Dixie Crystals and Bob’s Red Mill as part of The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Beer Girl Cooks!
OMG! Not revealing my age either but this brings back memories of Gram and her baking. I never made these but I sure would love to try one of yours as I know it will be just as good if not better. You inherited that skill from her. They do have the look of you can’t eat just one. (Bring some for dinner)
Awwwww. Thanks, Mom. 🙂 I’ll make sure you get some!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
It really is sugar central in blog land at the moment. Everyone is posting things with cream cheese frosting as well – I love it!
Ah! Sugar central and cream cheese frosting! What else could anyone possibly need! 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Pumpkin cookies are my absolute favorite! Especially when cream cheese frosting is involved. I think I could devour this entire batch!
You like pumpkin, Gayle? I never would have guessed! 🙂
David @ Spiced
Happy holidays is right! These cookies look amazing. I love pumpkin any time of the year, and anything handed down from Gram Gram is a winner in my book! 🙂
LOL! Thanks, David!
Beverley @ sweaty&fit
Haha that recipe card is EVERYTHING. I miss those little guys.
And I am so still not done with pumpkin juuuuuuust yet. So thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂
Right?!?! I have a whole box of them! And I’m never done with pumpkin!
You have me wanting to risk my life, just so I can taste the sweet deliciousness of these cookies!
Goodness! Don’t risk your life! Make a vegan version! 🙂
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Love the recipe card Rachelle! I’ve got a few oldies of my own too! These cookies look soft and delicious! Perfect with the cream cheese frosting! Well done friend!
Thanks, Mary Ann! It’s so retro and nostalgic! I would love to see your old recipe cards too, friend!
Manali @ CookWithManali
Pumpkin is always awesome and it’s extra good with cream cheese! sounds delicious Rachelle!
I love pumpkin and cream cheese all year long, Manali! 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
That is a lot of baking! Glad you made it through with these pumpkin cookies! They look perfectly delicious!
Thanks Kathy! I’ve been on a mission!
The recipes we hijack from grandmothers’ recipe boxes are always the best. I’m loving these, Rachelle! Such a lovely dollop of frosting on top!
Grandma’s recipes are always best, Mir! Thanks!
Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe
Wow! These cookies look delicious and i love how they are from your grandmothers recipe box! They have the best recipes!
Grandmothers are the best!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate
I love, love, love that you’re rediscovering some of your grandmother’s recipes through this year’s exchange! And I love how you’ve shared the recipe card — looks like it’s seen a lot of love and attention throughout the years. I have a few of my grandmother’s recipes, and they make me smile whenever I get out the card because they’re in her handwriting.
And then these cookies. YUM. I cannot handle how good they look and sound, and I’m digging that they’re between the consistency of a cake and a biscuit. How could I NOT love that?!
Thanks so much for participating in The Sweetest Season and our epic giveaway! I was so happy to have you baking with us this year, and I’m gonna have to try this recipe soon. SO good!
Thank you, Erin for including me in the exchange! I don’t know that I would have rediscovered all the recipes in my gram’s recipe box if not for you! I love those dang recipe cards with her handwriting on them! It almost feels like she is in the kitchen with me. She would totally love that I made a new friend who is connected with her recipes!