Indulge your PSL obsession with these pumpkin spice cookies. Instant espresso powder gives these soft, cakey cookies a subtle yet recognizable coffee flavor. Spread with cream cheese frosting (with more pumpkin pie spice flavors) and sprinkle with cinnamon to finish. And, go ahead, drink a pumpkin spice latte while you eat them for the full PSL experience. After all, it's only fall for so long (though we'd eat these cookies year-round). To make these cookies kid-friendly, simply omit the espresso powder. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Beat eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar and oil in a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer until well combined, about 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons espresso powder and vanilla and beat until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, mixing until just combined after each addition.

  • Using 2 tablespoons per cookie, drop mounds of the dough onto the prepared pans, at least 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies until firm and dry to the touch, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough.

  • Beat cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar in a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon milk and 1 teaspoon each pumpkin pie spice and espresso powder in a small bowl; beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Spread the frosting on the cookies.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Equipment: Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; 6.6 g total fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 101 mg sodium. 42 mg potassium; 16.4 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 1.8 g protein; 1403 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mcg folate; 16 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 3 mg magnesium; 10 g added sugar;

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