Need cream cheese frosting for pumpkin cookies? And because of its creamy texture, it won’t dry out or crack when applied to sweet treats. If you’re wondering how do you make cream cheese frosting easy recipe, this is it! Pair it up with our soft pumpkin cookies recipe for a fall treat or Thanksgiving dessert!
Easy Cream Cheese Frosting for Pumpkin Cookies
Who doesn’t love pumpkin cookies? But sometimes you want to add a little something extra.
That’s where our cream cheese frosting comes in! It’s the perfect thing to top off your fall treats.
This cream cheese frosting homemade is super easy and can be used for any cookie decorating (not just icing pumpkin cookies).
Use it with our melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting!
To make cream cheese frosting for pumpkin cookies you’ll need:
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
Change up the colors with food coloring and leave out the pumpkin spice for holiday Christmas cookies or any cutout cookies for your party theme. You can easily use this for red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting or other cookie recipes!
Does cream cheese frosting on cookies need to be refrigerated?
Cookies with cream cheese frosting should be refrigerated. Take the cookies out of the refrigerator 1-2 hours before serving and allow them to come to room temperature.
How do I make cream cheese frosting harden?
If needed, place cream cheese frosting in the refrigerator to harden. If it gets too hard to decorate cookies, take out of the refrigerator and warm to room temperature before icing cookies.
Does cream cheese frosting dry?
Cream cheese frosting doesn’t dry, or harden, like some other frostings. However, if place the cookies with icing in the refrigerator, the cream cheese frosting will dry or harden.
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Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting For Pumpkin Cookies (or Other Iced Cookies)
This is one of my favorite easy cream cheese frosting for cookies recipe!
Cream Cheese Frosting for Cookies
We used this as a cream cheese frosting for pumpkin cookies, but since it's a basic cookie frosting recipe you can also use this for other cookie types and even icing for cupcakes!
- 2 8-ounce Cream cheese bricks, softened
- 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
- 2 Cups Confectioner's (Powdered) sugar, sifted
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Pumpkin pie spice (optional, for decorating)
- Combine softened cream cheese and softened butter. Mix until combined.
- Gradually mix in the sifted confectioners sugar.
- Add vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
- Ice each cookie with the cream cheese icing. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice on top.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.