Fall Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Packed with Fall Flavor!

Cookies with all the flavors of pumpkin cheesecake? Yes! These cookies are packed with pumpkin flavor & are stuffed with a tasty sweet cream cheese filling.

Prep Time: 20 Min

Bake Time: 18 Min


– Cream cheese – Confectioners' sugar – All-purpose flour – Graham cracker crumbs – Baking soda – Baking powder – Ground cinnamon – Ground nutmeg

–Ground ginger – Ground cloves – Salt – Unsalted butter – Light brown sugar – Granulated sugar – Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) – Large egg – Vanilla extract

Add cream cheese & confectioners' sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer or in large bowl with hand mixer.

Step 1

Beat until smooth & well combined.

Step 2

Use hands to roll cream cheese into about 28 balls, about 2 tsp sized & place on large platter or baking sheet. Put in freezer to chill.

Step 3

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, 1/2 of graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, & salt.

Step 4

In bowl of a stand mixer or in large bowl with a hand mixer or spatula, cream together butter & sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 mins.

Step 5

Add pumpkin, egg, & vanilla extract to butter mixture & continue to beat until well combined.

Step 6

Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just incorporated.

Step 7

Put remaining graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl.

Step 8

Take about 1 ½ Tbsp of dough & flatten in the palm of hand. Place a ball of cream cheese in the center dough.

Step 9

Fold cookie dough over cream cheese, completely covering cream cheese & rolling dough into a ball. Roll in graham cracker crumbs.

Step 10

Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet & put in fridge to chill for about 30 mins.

Step 11

Right before you're ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 12

Bake cookies for 18-20 minutes, until edges are just turning golden around edges.

Step 13

Let cookies cool in the pan for a few mins before moving to wire rack to cool completely.

Step 14

Each Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie is packed with fall flavor with a surprise sweet cream cheese filling!


For more fall pumpkin flavor, try these seasonal Pumpkin Macarons! My step-by-step recipe makes the macaron-making process easy!