Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

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Low-fat pumpkin spice cookies have a cake ball quality to them, drizzled with a chocolate glaze, they are seriously good!

Low-fat pumpkin spice cookies have a cake ball quality to them, drizzled with a chocolate glaze, they are seriously good!Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

I decided to put the taste to the test with a group of teenagers and they all loved them. Some of you have commented on Skinnytaste that you prefer a softer cake-like cookie, if so this recipe is for you. More pumpkin cookie recipes I love are Pumpkin Biscotti and Pumpkin Snickerdoodles.

I find that these cookies taste best the same day you make them and even the day after. But if you want a cookie with a longer shelf life, or if you are expecting a crunchy cookie then perhaps my Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal Cookies or Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies would appeal to you instead.

This recipe was adapted from a cookie recipe I found in the Taste of Home Baking Cookbook. It has tons of sweet treats and even a trimmed down favorites section. I am running a giveaway on Skinny Bits, if you are interested, 3 winners will receive the Taste of Home Baking Cookbook as well as a set of Taste of Home and Healthy Cooking Magazines. For a chance to win, visit Skinny Bits. Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 26th.

Low-fat pumpkin spice cookies have a cake ball quality to them, drizzled with a chocolate glaze, they are seriously good!

Low-fat pumpkin spice cookies have a cake ball quality to them, drizzled with a chocolate glaze, they are seriously good!

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Low-fat pumpkin spice cookies have a cake ball quality to them, drizzled with a chocolate glaze, they are seriously good!
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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

82 Cals 1.5 Protein 16.4 Carbs 2 Fats
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 32 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Low-fat pumpkin spice cookies have a cake ball quality to them, drizzled with a chocolate glaze, they are seriously good!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, canned is fine
  • 1/4 cup 1% buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp 1% milk
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line baking sheet with silicone mat.
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg; beat well.
  • Mix in pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • In another bowl combine flour, spice, baking soda, salt and baking powder; gradually add to pumpkin mixture; mix well.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto silicone lined baking sheets.
  • Bake 12 - 14 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire rack to cool.

For the glaze:

  • Whisk the confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl.
  • Place in a piping bag or a zip lock bag with the point cut off and drizzle onto the cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.4g, Protein: 1.5g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 9.5mg, Sodium: 57.1mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 9.8g
WW Points Plus: 4
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59 comments

  1. Made these this weekend and they were a huge hit!!! I also tried a batch as "muffins" and they turned out great too!! This was my 5th recipe I have tried on your site since I found it 2 weeks ago and I LOVE it all!
    Big thanks! Making it easier for me to stay on WeightWatchers!

  2. I just made these and they are soo light and fluffy (so I don't feel too guilty for eating them before dinner). I used parchment paper instead of the silicone baking sheets. Also, I used soy milk instead of cow milk in the chocolate drizzle and it worked great! Thanks Gina!

  3. this looks wonderful lovely presentation

  4. Made these tonight and they were fantastic! I did the trick for the buttermilk and it worked just fine. Thanks again Gina for a great recipe!

  5. I just recently came across your website. The recipes all look fabulous!! I will definitely be making these cookies. Thanks for posting all the nutrition information and the PP values!!

  6. Oh my goodness! I just made these and I am quite sure they are the absolute BEST thing that has EVER come out of my kitchen! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING UP WITH THIS RECIPE!!!!!
    I was the one who had asked for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies over the summer and man, you nailed them! I just put chocolate chips instead of the glaze and they are exactly what I was hoping for. Recipes like this are totally why I stalk your blog every day! Thank you for all your hard work Gina!

  7. Can't wait to make these! Yeaa! Sent my daughter out to pick up the pumpkin puree.

  8. gina- I was just looking for a recipe like this. super moist, cake like cookies using pumpkin. I have a raisin/applesauce one that is the bomb.. not sure how "skinny it is". anyways.. thanks for working so hard on this blog!! I just had pork ropa veija that I made and froze into lunch sized portions. I find that almost all your meat recipes interchange meat types really well!! especially chicken and pork.
    Anyways- can't wait to make these cookies!

  9. Made these today! They were delicious, my whole family loved them!

  10. I used parchment paper and they turned out perfectly.

  11. I made these today for my evening book club group. I will add a bit more pumpkin pie spice next time. The flavor needs to be bumped up a bit, but otherwise, very light and delicious cookies/cakes. Thank you!

  12. Those are absolutely GORGEOUS! 😀

  13. Just made these last night. The chocolate glaze recipe was a dud. I did not get a glaze at all. It just solidified into chocolate crumbs. But I did bake the cookies and they are very good! Love the cookie recipe!

  14. Amanda, not sure if it would work without the cream cheese.

    Caramel would be nice in place of chocolate I bet!

    17 cookies, sounds like you made them too big.

  15. I made these and they are delicious! I got 17 cookies out of the batch instead of 32. Will make again soon. They are almost gone!

  16. Can you subsitute the chocolate glaze for caramel? And if you can would you just use from a bottle?

  17. Is it ok to eliminate the cream cheese? Would the cookies still taste as good?

  18. making these right now. one note for anyone that makes them: I didn't ration correctly and forgot how much cookies expand so I barely got 24 cookies out of it with some HUGE ones in the mix. A little makes a lot.

  19. They were delicious! Very cake like and fluffy! I think that they were just as good without the glaze! Trying to decide if I am going to freeze or take to work to share!

  20. I love all desserts with pumpkin and chocolate! These lighter cookies sound delicious.