Scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Hiland Dairy

Scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Cookies

A Crowd-Pleasing Treat for Fall

It’s October, and that means a month full of parties, treats and fun costumes. I stumbled across this recipe years ago (or maybe it was decades) while looking for the perfect cookie for our neighborhood Halloween party. They were a big hit back then, and now they’re a fall staple in our house.

These cookies are light and fluffy, plus they’re topped with mouth-watering cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Go scare up a batch and taste for yourself.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies


Pumpkin Spice Cookie Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup Hiland Dairy Salted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1/4 cup Hiland Dairy Salted Butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Step 1

Add eggs and pumpkin, and mix well.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Step 2

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Step 3

Lightly fold the flour mixture into the cookie batter. Be sure not to overwork the batter.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Step 4

Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a cookie sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Step 5

For the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter until blended. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until the sugar is well incorporated. Add cinnamon and blend well.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies Step 6

When the cookies have completely cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting on top of each cookie and sprinkle with your favorite cinnamon-sugar topping.

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Diva’s Tip

If you want a thinner frosting, simply add a splash of Hiland Dairy Milk to the mixture.

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva

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