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5 from 11 votes

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Soft and cake-like pumpkin cookies topped with a delicious caramel frosting.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Caramel Frosting

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • With an electric mixer, beat together sugar and oil. 
  • Add egg, milk, canned pumpkin and vanilla and blend well. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix, just until incorporated. 
  • Drop batter by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.

For the frosting

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, cream, brown sugar and salt, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. 
  • Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar. Let the frosting cool to room temperature and then stir in enough additional powdered sugar to make a good frosting consistency (you may not use the whole extra cup.) 
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled cookies.

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Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.7mg