Soft Pumpkin Cookies are frosted with a Buttered Rum Frosting and are full of pumpkin flavor! Decorate with fall sprinkles and these make the perfect fall cookie!
Keyword Frosted Pumpkin Cookies, Soft Pumpkin Cookies
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Author Shelby Law Ruttan
For the Cookies:
2½cupall purpose flour
1cupcanned pumpkin puree
For the Icing:
4tablespoonsspiced rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
1tablespoonhalf and half
FOR THE COOKIES
Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
In a medium sized bowl using a hand mixer, mix the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, or until creamy. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix for 2 minutes or until creamy. Stir in dry ingredients.
Drop 1 tablespoon of cookie dough on the baking sheet and flatten slightly. *tip: I flattened by using the back of a tablespoon that I had dipped slightly in water to prevent sticking.
Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until cookies have puffed and are no longer wet on top. Cool the cookies completely.
FOR THE ICING
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, milk, melted butter, and rum. Add 1 tablespoon at a time as needed to achieve spreading consistency.
Frost each cookie with the icing and sprinkle with fall colored sprinkles (if desired).