Taylor Swift’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies Are the Perfect Treat for Fall

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Swift

Fall is lastly right here, which implies it’s time to interrupt out the sweaters and seize a Pumpkin Spice Latte. As the leaves change and the temperatures develop cooler, it’s additionally the proper time for baking. Apple pie, pumpkin bread, and cranberry muffins could also be on the menu. And you may add to that record a cookie recipe from Taylor Swift that’s excellent for fall. 

Taylor Swift loves these pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting 

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The “Cardigan” singer who says “baking is my favorite,” likes to whip up a batch of pumpkin spice cookies with cream cheese frosting when the climate will get chilly. She shared the recipe — which takes simply 10 minutes to organize — with Great American Country a number of years in the past.


For the cookies:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1½ tsp floor cinnamon
  • ½ tsp floor all spice
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch floor cloves
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Whole pecans (to garnish)

For the frosting:

  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Pumpkin spice cookie cooking directions

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To make the cookies, start by preheating the oven to 350 levels F. 

Add the sugar and the butter to a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream till mild and fluffy. Add within the eggs and maple syrup and blend till included. Then add the canned pumpkin and blend. 

In a separate bowl, sift collectively the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. Add the dry components to the butter, sugar, and pumpkin combination. Mix properly. 

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the cookie batter onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake within the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cookies must be mild golden brown across the edges. Remove from oven and funky on racks whilst you put together the cream cheese frosting. 

To make the frosting, add the cream cheese to a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat the cream cheese till it’s mild and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat till clean. Then add the milk and vanilla and beat till clean. (You can skinny the frosting with further milk whether it is too thick.) Add the lemon zest and fold to mix.

Once the cookies are cool, high them with the cream cheese frosting. Garnish every cookie with a complete pecan. Makes about three dozen cookies.  

Taylor Swift additionally endorsed this pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe

In addition to sharing her recipe for pumpkin spice cookies, Swift has endorsed one other pumpkin-based deal with. Just a few years in the past, she shared on Tumblr that she loves George Duran’s recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. But in accordance with PopSugar, she modifies the recipe by swapping out the milk chocolate chips for semisweet or darkish chocolate chopped into chunks. 

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