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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Get your pumpkin and cheesecake fix in one with these pumpkin-spiced cookies stuffed with a little surprise: cream cheese filling! The warming pumpkin spice cookies complement the creamy, tangy flavors of cheesecake,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, dessert
Servings 18 Servings
Calories 176 kcal


  • 1 1/2 c. 180 g. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. 52 g. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. plus 3 tbsp. 100 g. plus 37 g. granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. 60 g. pumpkin puree
  • 6 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 c. homemade or store-bought cinnamon sugar


  • Step 1
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt until combined.
  • Step 2
  • In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add pumpkin puree and dry ingredients and beat on medium-low speed until just combined. Wrap bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Step 3
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir cream cheese and remaining 3 tablespoons granulated sugar until smooth. Wrap bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Step 4
  • Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Step 5
  • Roll dough into level tablespoon-sized balls. Flatten 2 balls into disks. Using a spoon or a piping bag, place 2 level teaspoons cheesecake filling in the center of one disk. Close with second disk. Using your fingers, pinch around edges to seal, then gently roll into a ball.
  • Step 6
  • Pour cinnamon sugar into a wide, shallow dish. Roll ball in cinnamon sugar and arrange on prepared sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Step 7
  • Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and beginning to crack, 12 to 14 minutes. Firmly bang pan a few times on the countertop or stove to slightly flatten cookies. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.


This recipe is sponsored by Mediterranean Supermarket 
Keyword cookies, dessert, snacks