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Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

pumpkin spice cookies

Soft and delicious pumpkin cookies!

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup of chopped pecans

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup of 2% milk
  • 2&1/2 to 3 cups of powdered (confectioners’) sugar

Instructions

  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