OverviewCals/servingServings4636 Prep timeCook timeTotal time15 mins12 mins27 minsCookies are always a great idea and this one is something you want to try as soon as you read the whole recipe. It’s low in calories, delicious and full of pumpkin flavor. This can be made in advance and serve them later for maximum enjoyment. Everything that needs to be done is to have just 15 minutes to make the batter and dollop the cookies on a baking trey lined with parchment paper. When the cookies will be all done and baked they are ready for cooling and after that comes the fun part. Spread the frosting on top of each cookie for maximum treat to yourself. Start making them now. IngredientsLightened Pumpkin Cookies1 ¼ cups 150 grams all-purpose flour¾ cup 90 grams whole wheat pastry flour1 tsp. baking powder½ tsp. salt1 tsp. cinnamon¼ tsp. ground ginger1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg2/3 cup sugar4 tbsp. unsalted butter softened4 tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese softened1 large egg1 cup pumpkin puree1 tsp. vanillaVanilla Butter Frosting1 ½ tbsp. unsalted butter softened¾ cup confectioners’ sugar¾ tsp. vanilla extract2 tsp. milkDirectionsLightened Pumpkin Cookies Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in the egg, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Stir in the flour until just combined. Drop 1 tbsp. of batter onto the baking sheet leaving about 1 inch in between each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes. Place baking sheet onto a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Take cookies off baking sheet and place directly on wire rack to cool completely.Vanilla Butter Frosting In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients until smooth. Using a spatula, frost cookies. Comments Cancel replyLeave a CommentYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name Email I agree to the Terms and Conditions of this website.