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pumpkin cookies with cream cheese filling

Recipe by
Lauren Conforti

What a yummy Fall treat! These cookies are soft & moist.

method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin cookies with cream cheese filling

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 c
    pumpkin purée
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn syrup, light
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 10
    drops food coloring (optional)

How To Make pumpkin cookies with cream cheese filling

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease baking sheet, or use parchment paper.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt.
  • 3
    In a large mixer bowl, beat sugar & butter until we’ll blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg & vanilla until smooth.
  • 4
    Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • 5
    Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.
  • 6
    Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 7
    FOR FILLING: Combine the filling ingredients in a bowl using an electric mixer. Beat well until the filling is smooth.
  • 8
    When the cookies have completely cooled, Frost the bottom of a cookie, then press another cookie on top to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • 9
    FOR GLAZE: Combine powdered sugar, corn syrup & water together. Stir in food coloring if desired.
  • 10
    ** This glaze must be stirred each time before glazing each cookie. If it is not stirred vigorously before each one, it will dry with a mottled look instead of a solid color.
  • 11
    Spread the glaze over the top of the cookie sandwich. It will dry to a hard, shiny finish. It dries quickly.
  • 12
    Note: this glaze is also great as a base coat for decorated cookies.

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