Pumpkin Walnut Cookies With Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Pumpkin Walnut Cookies With Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
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  1. For cookies: In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until combined. Add sugars; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well (dough will be thick). Fold in chopped nuts. Refrigerate cookie dough for 2 hours.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes. (Mine came out perfectly in 12 minutes for both a gas and electric oven. These cookies don't brown much because of their color.).
  4. Cool for 1 minute on pan. Move to wire rack to cool.
  5. For frosting: In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  6. Stir in maple syrup (or flavoring) and vanilla extract. Cool completely.
  7. In a mixer bowl with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir caramel until smooth, add to cream cheese, and mix until combined.
  8. Add and mix in powdered sugar, starting with 2 cups, until it reaches a frosting consistency. Frost cookies.
  9. NOTE: I've glazed these when the bottom of the cookies are just a little warm and the frosting has set up beautifully. With my next batch, I didn't wait as long, and while the frosting did stay on the top, some of it did ooze down the sides like a glaze. So frost however you want it to be like!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2351.69 Kcal (9846 kJ)
Calories from fat 1041.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 115.76g 178%
Cholesterol 133.69mg 45%
Sodium 1960.01mg 82%
Potassium 3291.35mg 70%
Total Carbs 307.64g 103%
Sugars 197.63g 791%
Dietary Fiber 5.18g 21%
Protein 31.77g 64%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 3mg 16%
Calcium 271.6mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 404.74 Kcal (1695 kJ)
Calories from fat 179.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.92g 178%
Cholesterol 23.01mg 45%
Sodium 337.33mg 82%
Potassium 566.46mg 70%
Total Carbs 52.95g 103%
Sugars 34.01g 791%
Dietary Fiber 0.89g 21%
Protein 5.47g 64%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 16%
Calcium 46.8mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 55.9
  • 66

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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