Pumpkin Walnut Cookies With Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
16 ingredients
7 servings
I picked up the latest issue of Taste of Home, Best-Loved Cookies and Bars. Because of the season, I wanted to make pumpkin cookies. When I couldn't decide between 2 recipes, I smooshed them together and made it my own, especially the frosting. A touch of maple syrup adds a hint of the holidays and the cream cheese adds a rich, creamy texture to the frosting and keeps it not too sweet. These are easy to make and sooo delicious. Don't be afraid of the thick mixture, especially after adding the walnuts. This produces a soft, moist, chewy, cake-like cookie. If you're not a stickler for smooth edges or are in a rush, refrigeration isn't necessary. It just stays more formed and doesn't create little points after being scooped (especially from a cookie scooper). These cookies don't spread out much, so you can place them closer together on the cookie sheet to bake more at a time. Cooking time is bake time + making the frosting.

Categories:  <-60-mins , holiday , seasonal , fall , christmas , thanksgiving , drop-cookies , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , halloween , dessert ,
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Serving Size (279.24 g)
Servings 7
Amount per Serving
Calories 1046.04 Calories from Fat 194.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21.66g 233.28%
Saturated Fat 13.47g 471.36%
Trans Fat 0.83g %
Cholesterol 61.31mg 143.05%
Sodium 732.96mg 213.78%
Total Carbohydrate 204.93g 478.16%
Dietary Fiber 1.74 g 48.8%
Sugars 160.79 g %
Protein 12.4g 173.54%
Vitamin A 660.78IU% Vitamin C 0.26mg%
Calcium 266.94mg% Iron 3.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pumpkin puree, large egg, pure vanilla extract, freshly grated nutmeg, chopped walnuts, maple flavoring, pure vanilla extract