Soft pumpkin sugar cookies topped with creamy cinnamon frosting and festive sprinkles to put you in the pumpkin mood.
I knew I couldn’t go through November without posting anything pumpkin, so I finally opened my first can of the season. Usually I don’t wait this long, but I wanted to get through apple season first before I could concentrate on pumpkin goodies. As soon as I heard about cookie week, my first thought was pumpkin cookies of some sort. I already posted about my favorite pumpkin raisin cookies when I first started blogging. Now to bring you something different – Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting. Soft and spiced, these festive cookies belong on your cookie tray for fall.
I don’t know about you, but I love decorating sugar cookies with sprinkles even though I don’t use them enough. Seriously, I’m a sprinkles hoarder. Which type do you like – traditional sprinkles or nonpareils (the dots)? Personally I like the traditional kind the best, but I eat all sprinkles equally.
You won’t need to roll out the dough, which is a huge plus when time is limited. Just make balls like you would with any cookie dough and place them on the cookie sheet. However, I used shortening, so the dough won’t spread much. If you want smaller cookies, gently flatten the top just a bit (think flat fat dough balls). If you want slightly bigger cookies as pictured, flatten with the bottom of a glass before baking. Please note that if you do use butter, you may want to bake a test batch to see how much they’ll spread.
For the cookies
For the frosting
Source: Adapted from Lauren’s Latest
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