Caramel Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

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Caramel Frosted Pumpkin Cookies… Melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting; simply the best pumpkin cookies out there and a must make this fall!

How is it already September friends? This year is flying by! To celebrate September and my cookbook coming out, I thought I would share one of my favorite cookie recipes from The I Heart Naptime Cookbook! This is my absolute favorite pumpkin cookie recipe and whenever I take these somewhere, my friends are always asking for the recipe. I just can’t even descibe the amazing flavor the caramel frosting adds. I could seriously eat the frosting all on it’s own! YUM!

These are the perfect cookie to celebrate autumn, although we love making them year -round, too. The pumpkin cookies are so soft and the caramel frosting is worth making all on it’s own. You could also make these with a cream cheese frosting or mix chocolate chips in the batter for a fun twist.

Caramel Frosted Pumpkin Cookies... Melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting; simply the best pumpkin cookies out there and a must make this fall!

How to make Pumpkin Cookies

To make these pumpkin cookies all you need to do is cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar in a large bowl. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Then add the pumpkin and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and salt. Add the pumpkin mixture and beat just until combined.

Using a medium cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then move to a cooling rack. Here is a printable recipe for you below:

Caramel Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt

Caramel frosting:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream, more if needed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

Cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar in a large bowl. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Then add the pumpkin and mix until smooth.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and salt. Add the pumpkin mixture and beat just until combined.

Using a medium cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then move to a cooling rack.

For the frosting, combine the butter, heavy cream and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until it comes to a boil. Allow to boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove caramel mixture from the stove and pour in a medium size bowl and allow to cool slightly. Mix in the vanilla and powdered sugar and stir until smooth. Frost the cookies immediately, as the frosting will begin to harden.

 

You can also make some without frosting and stir chocolate chips into the dough before baking.

Seriously you must make these this fall! The caramel frosting is absolutely heavenly and will literally melt in your mouth. I’ve already made them twice and it’s not even officially fall. Whoops! Mmm…so good! Here’s a little video I made for you : )

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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