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Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Cake Cookies

I am in love with Philadelphia’s Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese spread. I first used it on my fall festival pumpkin cake I made last month, and have been obsessed with it ever since.

Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Chesse spread
I am in love with Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese spread

Philadelphia’s Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese spread is amazing, I eat it with bread, rolls and even had it with brownies.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

My second favorite way to have Philadelphia’s Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese spread is as a base for my Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting. This frosting is the same one I used on the inside of my fall festival pumpkin cake.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting
Classic cream cheese frosting with a pumpkin spice twist
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Ingredients
  1. 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  3. 2 ounces Philadelphia pumpkin spice cream cheese spread
  4. 2 cups powdered sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon William Sonoma Pumpkin Coffee Syrup
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the pumpkin syrup.
Adapted from Food Network
Adapted from Food Network
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Pumpkin Cake Cookies

Pumpkin cookies ingredients
Pumpkin cookies ingredients

I wanted to make the frosting again, but didn’t want to make a cake. So instead I opted to make these super simple pumpkin cake cookies. Basically all you need is a can of pumpkin and a yellow cake mix.

Pumpkin Cake Cookies
Super easy pumpkin cake mix cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box yellow cake mix ( I used Betty Crocker™)
  2. 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  3. 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  4. 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Lightly grease or spray cookie sheet.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin and butter with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute.
  3. On cookie sheet, drop dough by generous tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Frost with frosting. Store loosely covered.
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The cookies dough was really sticky and hard to shape, so they came out kind of funky looking. However, since I would be topping them with frosting, I figured it didn’t really matter. Once topped with frosting they actually looked like designer cookies from a bake shop.

Baked pumpkin cookies
Baked pumpkin cookies

I whipped these up in in no time, and it took less than that for them to be devoured by coworkers. They are very rich and the frosting is super creamy, so you can’t eat a whole lot, but “OMG” they are so good.

Pumpkin Spice Love

Pumpkin Cake Cookies Frosted
Pumpkin Cake Cookies topped with Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

The cookies and frosting is a great and quick holiday treat. Not only is it packed full of pumpkin goodness it’s so easy to put together. I have no doubt that I will most definitely be making these again the future.

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Akram's Ideas : Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Cake Cookies

2 comments

  • A million and one yums!!! Goodness, the array of cool, never-gonna-cross-the-49th array of foods you have in the States never fails to knock my socks off. I want to go down to the States with a cooler now and buy about fifty tubs of that cream cheese. We don’t have it here and I can tell without even trying it that I’d be completely addicted! 🙂

    Big hugs & joyful holiday season wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    • Miss Jessica, sorry to hear that you don’t have the pumpkin spice cream cheese in Canada 🙁 That’s just a shame.
      I’m in Oklahoma, which is one of the major states for new food testing. A lot of new food products get tested here before other states. Sadly though, it seems a lot of the time if they do well, they market the food on the west and east coast, and wouldn’t you know they never have it again in Oklahoma. Like Diet Cherry Coke, you can’t get Diet Cherry Coke in Oklahoma, but you can in Kansas and Texas, what’s up with that?
      Anyways, I hope you enjoyed your holiday season and best wishes for the new year.

Akram Taghavi-Burris

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