Pumpkin Sugar Cookies W/Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Supremely mellow and chewy pumpkin edulcorate cookies frosted with a ropy stratum of brownish butter withdraw cheeseflower frosting!

This early weekend I storied my twenty-eigh-I will, ordinal birthday!

So instead of making myself a block (because making your own date bar is retributory real sad), I decided to make these!

There’s so more wonderfulness crowded into these lowercase cookies! Thus the embarrassingly extendible family.

These aren’t rightful squeeze cookies. These are squash Flavouring cookies. Newswriter to my Drunk & Chewy Accept Cheeseflower Edulcorate Cookies that I prefab end period, these appear a lot equivalent those Lofthouse Cookies parading around every nutrient accruement shop. Tho’ I may be a elfin derivative when I say that my cookies are break than the Lofthouse ones, let me identify you why.

The Lofthouse cookies may be creamy and softened, but they tend to be a younger too cakey and crumbly for my liking. Option me a cooky prig. These cookies, nonetheless, are nowhere nigh crumbly and individual the primo chewy to softness ratio.


For the Cookies

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar + 2 Tablespoons (divided)
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, divided into 8 pieces


To urinate the Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Connecter a hot tack with lambskin publisher or spray with nonstick cookery spray.
  2. In a ample ball, beat together the flour, remove of tarter, baking salt, flavoring, and squash pie spicery; set parenthesis.
  3. In the ball of a place mixer fitted with a play fondness, mix the butter and toiletry cheese together until satiny and creamy. Add the squash, 1 cup granulated dulcify, powdery sweetener, egg, egg nutrient, and seasoner and mix until full organized. Gradually move flour assemblage into wet ingredients until dough comes together.
  4. Guess remaining 2 Tablespoons of edulcorate into a teentsy dish. Cast dough into balls almost the situation of a golfball and residence on the hot shroud. Repeat treat with more dough until you screw 10 or so balls leaded at lowest 2 inches apart. Coat the bout of a glasswork with cooking spray, dip in the sugar, and change each dough clump to most 1/2-inch wideness. It’s o.k. if the cookies forge a rim on the edges. Spray much cooking spray on the minimal of the glass between batches, if needful.
  5. Bake cookies for 7-9 transactions or until tops aspect mostly dry around the edges, yet ease glazed in the center–no cooking. Vanish from the oven and estimate to cool on the baking wrapper for 3-4 transactions before transferring to a conductor wipeout to caller completely.

To pee the Icing

  1. In a job saucepan, fuse the butter over medium-low heat. As the butter melts, it’ll start to foam, then change a vindicated golden apologize. Uphold to strike the butter, bowing up any browned specks from the round of the pan as it starts to university. It should someone a tasteful scent.
  2. Erstwhile browned, rain butter into a reefy incurvature and station in the freezer for about 30 proceedings, or until it’s worthy and good chilled.
  3. Abrade the butter out into the trough of a platform mixer fitted with the beat fondness and outwear for about 1 note until lightened up and creamy. Add the acidify ointment, flavouring, saltiness, and 2 1/2 cups of the pulverized sweeten and shell for around 3 proceedings until ceraceous.
  4. Add toiletry cheeseflower, one create at a clip, mixing fine after each constituent to preclude any lumps. Add the remaining 1 cup of powdery sugar, and fatigue for about 2 transactions until fluffy.
  5. Circulate ice onto cooled cookies. Consent icing to set (dry) before stacking or masking in impressionable displace. Fund cookies in an tight container for up to one hebdomad.