Wednesday, September 18, 2013

White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese icing

By Sarah

Walmart's Pumpkin Section
If you read my last post, you know I'm a huge fan of pumpkin.  It's one of my favorite fall flavors, and all year I look forward to eating as much as I can of it during the fall/winter months.  Tonight on my way home from a day and a half trip for work, I stopped at my nearby Neighborhood Walmart to pick up some necessities.  I found myself in front of an entire aisle of different pumpkin dessert items all ready to be made.  I was totally inspired!! So I quickly googled and found a basic pumpkin cookie recipe on and then walked through the baking aisle to see what I thought should go in the cookie.  I picked up some white chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips, pecans, and something I've never seen before cinnamon chips. As I was leaving, I passed the icing section and normally I make home made icing, but the Pillsbury cream cheese icing was right within reach so I grabbed it and headed to the self checkout.

I was so excited to get home because I hadn't seen my babies or husband since Tuesday morning.  My oldest is in the process of potty training now and I couldn't wait to see how he was doing. He is growing up so fast! My youngest, now 7 month old, is at such a fun age and she is growing like a weed. I was glad I made it home in time to give her the last bottle of the day. I hate being away from them even if it is for only one night! But as soon as I got my cuddles in and they went off to bed, I headed straight to the kitchen to make my cookies.

I was very impressed with how these cookies turned out and highly recommend them! They were delicious!! They have a cake like texture and every bite was a mouthful of flavor! As soon as they were out of the oven I had to eat one (or two) and it (they) was amazing warm.  I let them cool and  drizzled cream cheese icing over them.  Finally, I ate a couple more.  I loved this cookie with the icing!  It brings the entire cookie together.  I think the sweetness of the icing complements the warm pumpkin flavor perfectly! As cookie monster would say, "OM NOM NOM NOM!" I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Inspired by a recipe from

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
 1 15 oz. can pumpkin

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3.  Stir in eggs and pumpkin.
4.  In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and spices.  Combine the dry ingredients with the pumpkin until well blended (but mix less than 1 minute to avoid tough cookies).
5.  Stir in nuts and chips.
6.  For large cookies, use a tablespoon to drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes making sure not to over bake.
7.  Once the cookies are done, remove from oven and let sit for 1 minute.  Then remove cookies and let cool on wire rack.
8. Once cool, drizzle cream cheese icing onto cookies and enjoy!

Use a ziploc bag to drizzle the icing

After! Yum Yum Yum!!
White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

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