5 from 10 votes
Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
37 mins

Soft and cake-like pumpkin cookies topped with a delicious caramel frosting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 196 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 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
  1. With an electric mixer, beat together sugar and oil. 

  2. Add egg, milk, canned pumpkin and vanilla and blend well. 

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix, just until incorporated. 

  4. 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
  1. 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. 

  2. 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.) 

  3. Spread the frosting over the cooled cookies.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 22g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 33.6%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.