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Pumpkin Caramel Cookies

October 12, 2011

My 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? I’m thinking no.

Sometimes there is only so much pumpkin and spices you can have. So when I came across these pumpkin caramel cookies, I was sold.

And so was the family.I made the cookies for an event, but they almost didn’t make it because the family kept eating them. But it isn’t just the cookie that is good. The frosting is to die for. Really, I’ve got to come up with another recipe with that frosting.

But in the meantime, try these. They are perfect.


For the cookies you will need:

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 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

1/2 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

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 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.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2011 2:43 am

    Great Blog! This is my first time going through it and I enjoyed it. I’ll be back for updates.

  2. Emily permalink
    September 8, 2012 7:51 pm

    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!

    • healthydealsnsteals permalink
      September 10, 2012 4:38 am

      So glad you liked them! They are delicious and on my “must make” list for fall. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  3. October 16, 2012 12:56 am

    Delicious. I made them for my boss for Boss’ Day! Super soft and the frosting is to die for!

    • healthydealsnsteals permalink
      October 16, 2012 2:49 am

      So glad that you and your boss enjoyed them! 🙂

  4. Emilee Sadler permalink
    October 18, 2012 5:14 pm

    how much does this recipe make? im using it for a school project.

    • healthydealsnsteals permalink
      October 19, 2012 6:16 pm

      I usually get about three dozen. 🙂

  5. LuAnne permalink
    November 23, 2012 7:47 pm

    This is an amazing cookie, especially with the yummy frosting! I will definitely make these again.

    • healthydealsnsteals permalink
      November 26, 2012 10:32 pm

      So glad that you liked it!!


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