Cream Cheese-N-Spice Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

by Katie of:

For Cookies:
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. pure pumpkin
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. allspice
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
(You can substitute Pumpkin Pie Spice for the spices for both the frosting (1 t.) and the cookies (1 T.) in a pinch)

For Frosting:
8 ounces, Cream Cheese
½ cups Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
4 cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 t. Cinnamon
1/2 t. Allspice
1/2 t. cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set out ½ cup of butter and cream cheese to come to room temperature (for frosting).

For the cookies: Mix together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together next 8 ingredients until blended. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Scoop onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

For the frosting: Sift powdered sugar. Cream together the butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add the vanilla and spices. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Frost cookies.