Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies are a fabulous fall spin on one of my all time favorite cookies!
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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

Soft sugar cookies topped with a silky pumpkin spice frosting!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 149kcal
Author Tanya @Lemons for Lulu


For the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, cream together butter, sour cream and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar. Carefully add dry ingredients to batter. Beat until combined.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the dough, about the size of a walnut and with floured hands roll into a ball. Place on cookie sheet. Flatten cookies with the bottoms of a glass that has been dipped into sugar.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cookies rest on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  • For the frosting, cream together butter and shortening. Beat in pumpkin. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Blend in pumpkin pie spice and a pinch of salt. If frosting is too thick add milk or water until creamy. Frost over completely cooled cookies.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg