It's time to break out the baking supplies! Make sure you try our amazing pumpkin caramel cookies - they're quick, easy and totally irresistible!
Making Pumpkin Caramel Cookies
Craving something sweet but don't have a lot of time? Look no further than our delicious pumpkin caramel cookies! Perfectly chewy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these quick and easy treats will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
Pumpkin Spice Everything
The top shelf of my freezer is full of pumpkin treats. I love fall and I love the combination of pumpkin and spices. Could there really be anything better than pumpkin? Um, no!
This cookie is a delicious pumpkin cookie with a sweet caramel frosting on top. This pumpkin cookies recipe is one of the softest, moistest cookies I've eaten.
The first step in creating these irresistible treats is to make sure you have all the ingredients needed on hand. You will need pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, melted butter, flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar. Additionally, you'll need a few ingredients for the caramel frosting. Make sure you gather everything before you start baking!
Preheat Oven and Grease Cookie Sheet
Begin by preheating your oven to 350F (175C). Then, lightly grease a large cookie sheet with some butter or a non-stick cooking spray. This will help ensure the cookies come off easily when they’re done baking without sticking to the pan. Make sure you don’t over grease or the edges of the cookies may burn faster than those in the center.
Mix Flour, Baking Soda and Salt Together In a Bowl
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and a pinch of salt. Please note that the amount of salt used depends on your preferences – some may find that too much or not enough can be added so adjust to taste. Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mix with a spoon until fully combined. Your dough should now be ready for use in creating these delicious pumpkin caramel cookies!
Whip Up Butter, Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar and Pumpkin Spice Until Fluffy
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. To this, add granulated sugar and pumpkin spice and mix to combine. Continue to beat on medium speed while adding in eggs one at a time – ensuring that you mix after each addition. The mixture should increase in volume as you mix - so keep an eye out for fluffiness!
Add in Eggs and Vanilla Extract
Slowly add to the mixer eggs, one at a time. Make sure to mix after each addition. Then, turn down the speed and pour in the pure vanilla extract. Keep mixing until everything is nice and combined.
Now it's time to bake! Drop cookies onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until cooked, then remove from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for several minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Frost cookies once they are completely cooled.
An incredible cookie with rich sweet caramel and the warmth of pumpkin and spice.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugars and butter together until fluffy. Slowly add the vanilla and eggs and scrape the bowl as necessary.Stir in the pumpkin, flours, soda, salt and spices until mixture is well combined.
- Drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven, and while cookies are still warm, press down lightly on each cookie with the back of a cup to flatten slightly. Allow cookies to cool for several minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
!For the Frosting: 3 tbsp butter ¼ cup heavy cream ½ cup brown sugar 1 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar 1 tsp vanilla In a saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar and cream until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. Once mixture has cooled, add the powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until powdered sugar is incorporated.. Frost each cookie, allowing frosting to set up before stacking cookies if desired.
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Great Blog! This is my first time going through it and I enjoyed it. I'll be back for updates.
Just made these w/o the frosting, considering I was lacking a few of the ingredients to make it, but the cookies alone are awesome! I will definitely be making these again!
So glad you liked them! They are delicious and on my "must make" list for fall. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
So no caramel involved?
it's a homemade caramel frosting. 🙂
Delicious. I made them for my boss for Boss' Day! Super soft and the frosting is to die for!
So glad that you and your boss enjoyed them! 🙂
how much does this recipe make? im using it for a school project.
I usually get about three dozen. 🙂
This is an amazing cookie, especially with the yummy frosting! I will definitely make these again.
So glad that you liked it!!
These are sooo good! I didn't make them with the frosting because my powdered sugar was way too expired but I'm excited to try them with it next time. Thanks for sharing.
I made a cake and used this frosting. It's a praline cake let me know if you want the recipe 🙂 The frosting is amazing!!
Heather, that sounds amazing!! I'm so glad that the frosting worked out for you. I followed your workout plan you post over Thanksgiving and loved it. Thank you! Yes, I would love the recipe.