Pumpkin Spice Soft Cookies With Brown Sugar Frosting

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting. I'm have been getting recipe requests for this, so I'm sharing it, today! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

These pumpkin cookies were a big hit at one of our church functions. By the next morning, I had recipe requests rolling in. That’s always a good sign! I made them as one of my recipe reviews, but as usual,  I changed a couple of things from the magazine. Come on in, and I’ll share my version of this delicious recipe with you. 

Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting. I'm have been getting recipe requests for this, so I'm sharing it, today!  - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

One of my changes was taking out the butter – completely! I know, crazy right?! A cookie recipe without butter? I didn’t do it because, I’m just “cooking savvy” that way. Nope! I made a drastic change due to my usual reason. Lack of ingredients. I looked in my fridge, in the middle of making the cookies, on the night I was in charge of snacks, and had NO BUTTER! Ok, I had enought for the frosting, but…Seriously? How does a person that cooks, and bakes quite a bit, and is a Field Editor for a cooking magazine, run out of butter?! I don’t know. It’s crazy, but I wasn’t driving to the store, not with 4 kids home on fall break. I knew that much! I’m a huge fan of substituting ingredients, on the fly, so I grabbed my coconut oil! I cut the amount of butter in half, and used coconut oil in it’s place. It really worked. It was a nice fluffy, delicious pumpkin cookie. Phew! They are yummy, and a little bit healthier, now. 🙂 

Here’s the recipe for ya:


Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting
Soft and delicious pumpkin cookies!
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  1. 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  2. 1/2 cup of sugar
  3. 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1 cup of canned pumpkin
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  8. 1 tsp. baking powder
  9. 1 tsp. baking soda
  10. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  11. 1/2 tsp. allspice
  12. 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  13. 1/2 tsp. salt
  14. 3/4 cup of chopped pecans
  1. 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  2. 3 Tbsp. butter
  3. 1/4 cup of 2% milk
  4. 2&1/2 to 3 cups of powdered (confectioners') sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, cream the coconut oil with the sugars
  3. Add the egg, pumpkin and extract stir in
  4. In another bowl, add the flour, powder, soda, spices and salt - mix well
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, and mix well
  6. Stir in the pecans
  7. Spoon onto an ungreased baking sheet, about 2 in. apart
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges start to get a little golden
  9. Let cool completely before adding the frosting
Making the frosting
  1. In a saucepan over med/high heat, melt the butter
  2. Add the brown sugar and bring the mixture to a boil
  3. Cook for about a minute - stirring constantly
  4. Remove from heat and let this mixture cool down quite a bit, to a luke-warm temp.
  5. Add the milk and powdered sugar
  6. Stir until it is a nice creamy frosting
  7. Spread over cookies
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