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Colossal Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

Jenny from Not Entirely Average
If you enjoy a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, you are going to be over the moon for these moist Colossal Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies.
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Prep Time 55 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 colossal cookies
Calories 311 kcal

Ingredients
 

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    Ingredients for Colossal Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

    • 3 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 15 ounce can unflavored pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie canned pumpkin
    • 2 cups brown sugar
    • 1 cup canola oil
    • 3 tablespoons cream can substitute whole milk
    • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice divided
    • 3 to 4 teaspoons espresso powder divided, 3 for a lighter coffee flavor, 4 for more
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
    • 4 teaspoons butter softened
    • 1 cup confectioners sugar
    • 1 tablespoon cream can substitute whole milk

    Instructions

    The Method

    • Preheat oven to 375° F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
    • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
    • Beat eggs, pumpkin, brown sugar, and oil with a hand mixer or until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the cream, 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons of the espresso powder, and the vanilla. Beat until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, mixing until just combined after each addition.
    • Using a medium-sized ice cream scoop, drop 6 mounds of the dough onto each prepared cookie sheet, about an inch apart. Bake the cookies until firm and dry to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool on the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.
    • Beat cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric hand mixer until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon cream and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, and teaspoon espresso powder in a small bowl; beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Spread the frosting on the cookies.
    • Because these cookies have a cream cheese frosting, they must be kept refrigerated. The chill honestly makes them AMAZING! Enjoy :-)

    Notes

    To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.
    For smaller cookies to yield 50: Use 2 tablespoons per cookie and bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1servingCalories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword cookie, espresso, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, Starbucks pumpkin spice latte