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caramel pumpkin cookies

Caramel Pumpkin Cookies Crumbl Copycat Recipe

Hollie Schultz
This is a deliciously, soft pumpkin cookie topped with a creamy, caramel, cream cheese frosting. These cookies represent everything that is good about fall!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Frosting 10 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pumpkin Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 5 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 3 tbsp caramel
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Cookie Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet. 
  • Cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all ingredients are blended.
  • Add in egg yolk, vanilla and pumpkin puree and beat until combined.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Mix until all combined.
  • Scoop out dough and roll into balls. Scoop out 1-2 TBSP dough for smaller cookies (or 1/4 cup dough for BIG cookies). Place dough balls on prepared pan (12 cookies to a pan if smaller cookies) and slightly flatten with your hand to about 1/2 - 1 inch thick.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cool cookies cookie sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack. NOTE: If you decide to make the bigger cookies, you'll need to bake them for 12-13 minutes.
  • While cookies are cooling, make the frosting.

Frosting Directions

  • In stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese for about 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • Add in the vanilla, powdered sugar, and caramel and mix on high for about 3 minutes until smooth.
  • Put the frosting in a piping bag with a star tip OR you can put the frosting in a gallon size Ziploc bag and cut off one corner of the bag. Use the frosting bag to pipe frosting in a spiral on top of the cooled cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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