White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Β It is October!
So, in keeping with the theme of fall I will now officially jump on the pumpkin bandwagon.
First, I will tell you ~ I am not a fan of the orange squash.
Sure, I like to carve them out, or decorate my front porch with them, but that’s where the love affair ends.
My mom is an expert pumpkin pie maker, but I am pretty sure that I haven’t had a slice since 1987.
I do, however, indulge quite regularly between September and November in the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte.
But you know as well as I do there is no REAL pumpkin in those.
So here’s where pumpkin and I unite.
In cookie form.
Maybe my problem with pumpkin pie is because it’s such a big pumpkin commitment. You know…every bite pumpkin…that’s it. A whole slice of the same orange mushiness…not for me, thanks.
But…check this out…not only is there white chocolate in these cookies…
…there’s frosting.
We all know how I feel about frosting.
Not only frosting, but brown sugar frosting.
Swoon.
I resisted these cookies for a while…even bringing them to soccer to share, completely sure that pumpkin and I were not BFF’s.
People loved them.
I had to know what I was missing, so when I got home I decided to give pumpkin another chance.
Maybe 23 years was too long.
The cookies were good.
Actually, really good.
Soft and yummy.
Sweet and spicy.
Like a bite of fall…you can quote me on that.
Don’t think I am a pumpkin pie convert, but baby steps, right?
If you even remotely like pumpkin, you NEED to make these.
I’m serious.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cookies

White Chocolate Pumkin Pie Cookies
 
Makes approx 3½ - 4 dozen.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 3½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 (12 oz) bag white chocolate chips
Frosting:
  • ½ cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 T. butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat to 350
  2. Cream butter and both sugars with mixer.
  3. Beat in egg, vanilla and pumpkin.
  4. Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Stir in white chips.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet. (Batter will be sticky)
  8. Bake approx 12 minutes until edges are slightly golden.
  9. Let sit on baking sheet for at least 2 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool.
For frosting:
  1. Combine brown sugar and butter in small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and continue cooking 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Mixture will slightly thicken.
  3. With hand mixer beat in milk until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar until spreadable consistency. ( I used all 2 cups).
  4. Spread approx 1 teaspoon on each cookie.
Notes
Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Raina
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Raina
October 1, 2010 1:56 pm

Awesome use of pumpkin! Very creative. I am not a huge fan of pumpkin either. I am coming around to it, though. I love that you made the frosting with brown sugar..great combo. I know I would like these:)

Meghan @ Domestic Sugar
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Meghan @ Domestic Sugar
October 1, 2010 2:05 pm

On my bake list! I have been looking for an easy pumpkin cookie. LOVE THIS SEASON! Pumpkin is my fav! PRETTY!

Danielle
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Danielle
October 1, 2010 2:07 pm

I love frosted cookies! It's a great way to use pumpkin.

SprinkleBakes
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SprinkleBakes
October 1, 2010 2:13 pm

Guilty of loving pumpkin, but even moreso those pumpkin spice lattes! That brown sugar frosting look sooo good! So perfect for the season.

Happy October!

Monet
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Monet
October 1, 2010 2:59 pm

I'm a pumpkin lover…so I have no doubt that I would love these cookies. Especially with that frosting slathered on top. Just perfect. I am going to attempt to make a frosting with brown sugar today too. It looks like yours turned out beautifully!

Joy
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Joy
October 1, 2010 4:01 pm

That looks great. I love pumpkin.

keepitsweet
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keepitsweet
October 1, 2010 4:59 pm

i am a fan of all things pumpkin. i've never had a brown sugar frosting but might have to try it now!

Joanne
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Joanne
October 1, 2010 5:37 pm

Being a pumpkin FIEND, I know I will be making these this holiday season. In the hopes of trying to convert some of my not-so-pumpkin-loving family over to the dark side.

Tracy
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Tracy
October 1, 2010 5:41 pm

I love anything pumpkin! I wish I could reach out and take one of these cookies!!

Butter Hearts Sugar
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Butter Hearts Sugar
October 1, 2010 10:07 pm

YUM! I love white chocolate, I love pumpkin spice and I have so much pumpkin puree frozen in my freezer. I cant wait to make these.

Ingrid
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Ingrid
October 2, 2010 3:01 am

I'm all about the pumpkin.
~ingrid

myovenandme
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myovenandme
October 2, 2010 11:52 am

Pretty cookies! Would never have guessed that there is pumpkin hiding inside! πŸ™‚ Love the idea of brown sugar frosting too! *Swoon*

I run for cake!
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I run for cake!
October 2, 2010 3:05 pm

Yum..pumpkin cookies and with icing too! These look amazing!

carsandcarbs
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carsandcarbs
October 2, 2010 5:34 pm

i am not on the pumpkin-lovin' bandwagon, but i just made these cookies and i am thoroughly impressed.
i love the white chocolate!

thanks for the recipe. πŸ™‚

Sue
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Sue
October 3, 2010 1:50 pm

I know I will love these because I LOVE pumpkin! Thanks for the recipe even though you aren't a crazy pumpkin fan:)

marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
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marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
October 3, 2010 2:21 pm

A bite of fall or in my case there would be many bites of these cute frosted cookies. I would even down the pie – I love pumpkin that much πŸ™‚ xo

Lucie
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Lucie
October 3, 2010 3:32 pm

Like almost everyone else here, apparently, I love pumpkin as well! The taste throws me right into the best of the Fall season and gives me a reason to indulge in pumpkin muffins…or these pumpkin cookies, which look great!

Elina
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Elina
October 3, 2010 9:02 pm

I am also not the BIGGEST pumpkin fan but pumpkin muffins and cookies I'm all about. These sound so delicious with the addition of white choc chips and frosting. Yeah, 23 years without those is definitely too long πŸ™‚

Sweet Sins
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Sweet Sins
October 4, 2010 12:28 am

YUM YUM AND YUM! I am totally going to make these!

Jaime
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Jaime
October 4, 2010 1:11 am

i haven't seen white choc and pumpkin together yet – yum! (though my hubby says white choc doesn't count as choc – i say who cares!)

naomi
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naomi
October 4, 2010 4:03 pm

I love pumpkin, so your cookie with brown sugar frosting-YUMMO!

Barbara
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Barbara
October 4, 2010 7:34 pm

We're united!! Pumpkin anything rules.
Have never tried a pumpkin cookie….this one looks fabulous. Yummy on the frosting!

Val
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Val
October 5, 2010 4:23 am

I'am UNITED!!!! I'm about all things pumpkin.

Judy Nebeker
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Judy Nebeker
October 5, 2010 4:28 am

Just got done baking these. Oh my goodness they are the best pumpkin cookie I have ever had. The frosting incredible as well. Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes!

cookies and cups
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cookies and cups
October 5, 2010 12:41 pm

Judy ~ so glad you liked them!

Thanks everyone for all the great comments! Never knew so many people loved pumpkin..crazy!

Eliana
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Eliana
October 5, 2010 3:43 pm

These could not look more delicious. Can't wait to give them a try as I bought my grocery store out of canned pumpkin this weekend.

Monica H
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Monica H
October 7, 2010 7:36 am

I need two of these to make a sandwich out of! YES!

Monica H
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Monica H
October 7, 2010 7:37 am

PS.I have a pumpkin spice latte recipe on my blog that actually involves real pumpkin and it's delicious. try it!

bridget {bake at 350}
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bridget {bake at 350}
October 12, 2010 3:21 pm

These sound wonderful!!! I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie…and I don't even like those pumpkin spice lattes, but I love *just about* everything else pumpkin-y! I could eat it all year. Especially these cookies!

Corahs Mommy
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Corahs Mommy
November 19, 2010 3:43 am

Thanks for sharing this. I made these cookies last weekend and all 4 dozen were gone in a day! They were super yummy and a huge hit with my entire family

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Denise
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Denise
November 20, 2012 3:53 pm

I love pumpkin and white chocolate anything!!! πŸ™‚ Is it just my eyes or does the icing seem a little pink? πŸ™‚

Sam
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Sam
November 22, 2012 12:48 am

Just made them! SOOO delicious and easy to make! I used mini chocolate chips instead of white chocolate chips and are amazing! Like little pillows of pumpkin heaven!

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