These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are so good, and they’re so easy to make, but look like a bakery made them. They’re really a pretty cookie to serve, and so festive they’ll dress up any Halloween party or dessert table.
They’re crunchy and a little chewy, and the Buttercream Frosting just really sets them off. It melts in your mouth, and is such a pretty finish to this cookie. Make sure you put this one in your favorites, it sure to be asked for again.
I love making all sorts of fun and cool Halloween cookies when Fall hits– I adore baking and you are going to see that with all the cookie recipes you all are going to see hit the blog soon! lol
These are easy to make – the direction look long but its only to really get you a visual on how to make the icing so pretty- I promise you, its not hard!
These adorable cookies can be a creepy and colorful accompaniment to your holiday treat table!
Not only are they beautiful, but they taste fantastic and will be sure to fly off the plate!
These will be sure to impress and become a Halloween tradition with you and your family- for sure!
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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies Buttercream Icing
- 2 Sticks of Butter - softened
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 1 Egg
- 3 cups of Flour
- 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
- Orange Food Coloring Gel
- 4 Tablespoons of Butter - softened
- 4 ounces of Cream Cheese
- 4 cups of Powdered Sugar
- Lime Green Food Coloring Gel
- Purple Food Coloring Gel
- Black Food Coloring Gel
FOR THE FROSTING:
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, using the Whisk attachment, add the Butter, Sugar, Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice Syrup, and Egg, and blend until light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, add the Flour, and Baking Powder, and stir well to blend.
- Add the Flour a little at a time and mix on low to blend, until all the Flour is added.
- Remove the Whisk attachment, and use the paddle.
- Continue to blend the Cookie dough until it's completely blended and a smooth ball starts to form. Add several drops (4 or 5 to start) of the Orange food coloring Gel, and blend into the dough.
- If the color is not bright enough, add a couple more drops of the Orange Food Coloring Gel, and blend again, and continue until you get the desired color.
- Scrape down the mixing bowl as needed.
- Line two cookie sheets with Parchment paper, and roll the cookie dough into small balls, about 1 inch balls, and place the balls on the Parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or just until the cookies start to turn a light golden brown around the edges.
- About half way through baking the cookies, check the oven, and the cookies may have started to crack a little.
- Take a flat bottom glass, dip it in Sugar before lightly applying to each cookie - smash the cookies very gently, and slightly, making them a little flatter, and spread out a little more.
- This will give the cookies the crinkle look.
- When the cookies are done, remove from the oven to a wire rack to cool completely.
- While cookies are cooling, make the Frosting.
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened Butter, and Cream Cheese, and blend to combine.
- Add the Powdered sugar a little at a time, blending after each addition, until the Frosting is smooth and fluffy.
- Divide the Frosting evenly into two bowls.
- Measure 2 Tablespoons of Icing out of each bowl, and add to a third bowl; this will be for the Black icing. Add a few drops of the Green Food Coloring Gel, and stir to blend until the Frosting is bright lime green.
- If the Frosting thinned a bit add a Tablespoon of Powdered Sugar, and stir to blend.
- In the other bowl, add a few drops of the Purple Food Coloring Gel, and stir to blend. If the Frosting thinned a little, add a Tablespoon of Powdered Sugar, and stir well to blend.
- In the third bowl, add a small amount of Black Food Coloring Gel, and stir until blended.
- Using Plastic wrap (Glad wrap) tear off a piece about 10 inches wide, and place the Frosting length-wise in the middle of the plastic wrap; it will look like a long ribbon of Frosting.
- Do this for the Green, Purple, and Black Frosting, placing the Black frosting in the center.
- Then, roll the plastic wrap around the Frosting, making sure to keep it long, or length-wise like a long ribbon.
- Snip the end off of the Plastic wrap, on one end only, and place it in a Pastry bag with the large Star Tip.
- Pipe the Frosting onto the cookies, using a swirl, and bring it up to a point.
- Allow the Frosting to set or firm up a bit, about 30 minutes.
- Serve, and Enjoy!
- THE BLACK FROSTING WILL HAVE LESS FROSTING IN THE BOWL THAN THE GREEN AND PURPLE.
- THAT'S OKAY, YOU ONLY WANT A SMALL STREAK OF THE BLACK BETWEEN THE OTHER TWO COLORS.
Makes about 40 Cookies