PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE COOKIES with CARAMEL

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies with Caramel - Butter With A Side of BreadThese soft, pillowy cookies are a lovely combination of pumpkin and cheesecake. They’re easy to make and you’ll adore them with some caramel drizzled on top! Scroll down to see a video on just how to recreate these delectable treats.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin {plain pumpkin}
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract {tablespoon!}

Cheesecake filling:

  • 1 8-oz block of cream cheese, softened (microwave for 1 minute)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Caramel topping, for drizzle

Preheat oven to 365 degrees F.

Mix pumpkin, sugar, oil, the egg and all spices with an electric mixer until well blended. Slowly mix in flour. The dough will be very soft and sticky. Use a cookie dough scoop to measure out 1.5 TBSP rounds onto a greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet.

To make a rounded indent in the cookies, spray a 1 tsp measuring spoon with cooking spray and press it gently into the cookie. The dough is really soft and sticky, so you’ll have to re-spray the spoon after each cookie.

Once you have all the indents made, whisk the cheesecake ingredients together until smooth and transfer to a small baggie. Snip the corner and pipe out a rounded quarter sized amount onto each cookie.

Bake for 12-13 minutes at 365 degrees F.

Cool for 2 minutes on the pan, then transfer to a baking rack. Let cool completely, then drizzle with caramel.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies with Caramel - Butter With A Side of Bread

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies with Caramel - Butter With A Side of Bread

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies with Caramel - Butter With A Side of Bread

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies with Caramel - Butter With A Side of Bread

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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE COOKIES with CARAMEL

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin {plain pumpkin}
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract {tablespoon!}
  • Cheesecake filling:
  • 1 8- oz block of cream cheese softened (microwave for 1 minute)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Caramel topping for drizzle

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 365 degrees F.
  2. Mix pumpkin, sugar, oil, the egg and all spices until well blended. Slowly mix in flour and remaining ingredients. The dough will be very soft and sticky. Use a cookie dough scoop to measure out 1.5 TBSP rounds onto a greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet.
  3. To make a rounded indent in the cookies, spray a 1 tsp measuring spoon with cooking spray and press it gently into the cookie. The dough is really soft and sticky, so you'll have to re-spray the spoon after each cookie.
  4. Once you have all the indents made, whisk the cheesecake ingredients together until smooth and transfer to a small baggie. Snip the corner and pipe out a rounded quarter sized amount onto each cookie.
  5. Bake for 12-13 minutes at 365 degrees F.
  6. Cool for 2 minutes on the pan, then transfer to a baking rack. Let cool completely, then drizzle with caramel.

 

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