Taylor Swifts Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Video recorded, edited and directed by Liliana Herrera

Liliana Herrera, The Scroll, Staff Writer

The fall season is coming around quickly and we all know how much people enjoy pumpkin spice flavored items. Pumpkin Spice seems to be a staple in the fall. Trending pop-star, Taylor Swift has given her fans a delicious recipe for her pumpkin spice cookies.

Swift finally shared her recipe for her delectable pumpkin cookies. She has spoken on multiple occasions on how she enjoys baking and this recipe is her favorite to make in the winter time. The ingredients and directions are rather simple and easy to follow.

Cook Time: 10 Mins | Serves: Approximately 3 dozen

Ingredients

For the cookies: 

1 cup sugar/ 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened/ 2 tablespoons Maple syrup/ 2 eggs/ 1 cup canned pumpkin/ 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon/ 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice/ 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg/ Pinch ground cloves/ 2 1/2 cups flour/ 2 teaspoons baking powder/ Pinch of salt

For the frosting:

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese/ 1 cup confectioners sugar/ 1/4 cup milk/ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract/ Zest of one lemon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, cream the sugar and the butter until light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup and eggs. Mix to incorporate. Add the pumpkin and mix to incorporate. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges. Cool on racks. When cool, ice with the cream cheese frosting.

For the Frosting: In a mixer, fitted with a paddle, add the cream cheese. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Add milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. If the frosting is too thick, thin it with a little more milk. Fold in the lemon zest. When cookies are cool spread with some of the frosting. Garnish with a whole pecan.

The website that was used to get the recipe from is linked below:

Taylor Swift’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies

After the cookies finished baking, I personally tried them and I have to say that they are very fluffy and remind me of a pumpkin pie. They took more than 10 minutes to bake, so I suggest 15. The cookies were moist, fluffy and packed full of flavor! I definitely recommend making these and Taylor Swift gets a definite 10/10 for these cookies.