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Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

Level
Easy
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
8 minutes
Servings
5 dozen cookies
  • These delicious Pumpkin-Walnut Cookies are great for a snack or holiday bake sale.
KEY INGREDIENTS
LIBBY'S®
100% PURE PUMPKIN
LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 15 oz
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Walnut pieces (optional)
MAKE IT
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Step 2
Combine 1 cup butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Continue beating for 1 to 2 minutes or until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in 1 cup walnuts by hand. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 3
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Step 4
Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter, cream cheese, remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in medium mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Frost cooled cookies. Garnish with walnuts.
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