So, I've already made these 3 times now. They are awesome and Mike loves them. Most recently, he entered us into his work's Christmas cookie bake-off and he wanted me to make these. I found the recipe on Picky Palate's blog. The first time I made them, I followed her recipe exactly but it made a ton of cookies so this time I basically halved the recipe. Here is what I did.
Source: Picky Palate
1 box spice cake mix
1 15oz can pumpkin
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla (I added)
Preheat oven to 350. Place cake mix, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla in a mixer and mix until well combined. With a cookie scoop, scoop onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 degrees F. for 11-13 minutes or until cooked through (9-11 mins works best for me). Let cool completely.
For the frosting, here is what I did:
1 jar of vanilla frosting
4 oz softened cream cheese (light)
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix all together and spread on cookies. Yum!