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Frosted Pumpkin Drop Cookies

These Frosted Pumpkin Drop Cookies are like little bites of sweet pumpkin bars that are fluffy, soft, and smothered in a brown sugar icing. They happen to just melt in your mouth too!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: frosted pumpkin drop cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 144 cookies (12 dozen)
Author: Heather


Brown Sugar Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer or a large bowl with hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  • Add pumpkin and vanilla and beat well.
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and 1 cup of the flour. Mix on low until just incorporated.
  • Add the rest of the flour, 1 cup at a time, beating on low after each addition until incorporated.
  • With a small cookie scoop or level tablespoon, drop dough on ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes and until edges are golden brown.
  • Let cool on pan a for 2-3 minutes and then remove and place on wire rack to cool completely.

Brown Sugar Frosting

  • In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar and butter.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl and beat in heavy cream.
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until completely mixed. Add more or less of powdered sugar depending on your preference of spreading consistency.
  • Frost cooled cookies with an offset spatula or butter knife and let cookies sit until frosting has set and hardened.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 569IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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