Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


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    About this recipe: These cookies are wonderfully spiced, soft and cake-like. The cream cheese frosting adds the perfect finishing touch. Serve for dessert or enjoy with a cuppa.

    Makes: 36 

    • 225g buttery margarine
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 100g instant vanilla dessert mix, such as Angel Delight
    • 450g cream cheese frosting

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the buttery margarine and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the pumpkin puree. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla dessert mix; gradually mix into the pumpkin mixture. Roll into walnut sized balls and place them 5cm apart onto the prepared baking trays.
    3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned at the edges. Allow to cool completely before frosting with cream cheese frosting.

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