Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Icing


Soft Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with a sweet Pumpkin Icing. 

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Icing

The heat wave in California has been ridiculous lately… so ridiculous that I find myself baking these Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Icing to create a fake sense of fall around here. Mission accomplished! I adapted my sugar cookie recipe from a recipe in Sally’s Baking Addiction (one of my favorite food blogs). Have you ever tried adding cinnamon to a sugar cookie? It’s delicious. Ps. before you ask me if I’ve gone delirious and realized that Texas is backwards, the answer is yes! I know! Blame it on the cookie cutters and a phone conversation.

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Initially I was just going to serve these cinnamon sugar cookies plain but they needed something extra. On their own these cookies are great but you want to dip them in a cup of coffee or enjoy with a glass of milk. That’s when I decided to add some form of icing, after all cookies are better with frosting! I thought about making the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting I used with my Pumpkin Bars but since I already used cinnamon in my cookies, I wanted another flavor. This pumpkin icing uses just three ingredients and is AMAZING. I want to spread it on everything, it’s that good.

Pumpkin Icing over Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Make sure you have plenty of time before making this recipe, chilling the dough ahead of time is a must.

Did you notice the horse, heart and Texas cookie cutters? No they are not festive for fall but they are adorable!

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Icing
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Soft Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Sweet Pumpkin Icing
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies;
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pumpkin Icing;
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla almond milk (use ½ teaspoon regular milk and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract if you aren't using almond milk).
  1. Cream together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth in a bowl. A hand held mixer works best.
  2. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Mix until blended.
  3. Pour the liquid batter into the flour mixture and mix until the flour blends into the dough.
  4. Save yourself time later and divide the dough in half and flatten on two pieces of parchment paper with a rolling pin. Cover the pieces of parchment paper with clear wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting into shapes.
  5. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Cut the cookies into shapes and place on a nonstick baking sheet.
  7. Baking for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool completely on wire racks before adding any icing.
Make the Icing;
  1. Combine powdered sugar, pumpkin puree and almond milk in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. Ice the cooled cookies and allow the icing to set for at least 4 hours.

Soft Cinnamon Sugar CookiesCinnamon Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Icing

Looking for more pumpkin recipes? Try these:

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Shakes

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One comment on “Cinnamon Sugar Cookies with Pumpkin Icing
  1. Jessica says:

    These cookies are adorable!

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