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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

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A great cookie for Fall, this Snickerdoodle is flavored with pumpkin and filled with cream cheese. Cookies are wonderful all year round, and it's wonderful when you can add something to them to make them festive for the season.

That wonderful Snickerdoodle cookie flavored with pumpkin and filled with cream cheese.

Snickerdoodles have always been one of my favorite cookies. When I saw these from The Recipe Critic I knew I had to make them because they are perfect to serve for the Fall.

It definitely feels like and looks like Fall in northern New Hampshire. The leaves on the trees are absolutely gorgeous and if you've never experienced Fall in New England, I highly recommend it. The colors are stunning.
I have to say that I am very glad we've had the chance to experience the foliage this past year because it is definitely something I missed while living in Arizona. I probably won't be seeing it again for quite a while since we're moving back in two weeks, so I'm soaking it up as much as I can!

That wonderful Snickerdoodle cookie flavored with pumpkin and filled with cream cheese.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Ingredients For the Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice / Sugar Coating

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

That wonderful Snickerdoodle cookie flavored with pumpkin and filled with cream cheese.

Directions For Making Your Pumpkin Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Mix in the pumpkin puree. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Cover and place the dough in the refrigerator for one hour

Directions For Making the Cream Cheese Filling

  • In a clean bowl of the mixer, beat the cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla together. Cover and chill in refrigerator for on hour.

Directions for Making the Pumpkin Spice / Sugar Coating

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Directions For Assembling the Snickerdoodles

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and prepare two baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  • Using a tablespoonful of batter, form it into a flat disk. Place a teaspoonful of cream cheese filling into the center of the dough.
  • Using a second tablespoon of batter, form another flat disk and place it over the filling. Pinch the edges together to enclose the cream cheese and then roll into a ball.
  • Roll in the pumpkin / sugar to completely coat.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheets two inches apart. Using a heavy bottomed glass, flatten the cookies.
  • Bake for 10 - 15 minutes until the cookies begin to crack on the top. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

That wonderful Snickerdoodle cookie flavored with pumpkin and filled with cream cheese.

What kind of cookies do you enjoy every Fall?

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Lynne Feifer

Owner, Creator, & Writer at 365 Days of Baking & More
I'm Lynne and I blog at 365 Days of Baking & More. I'm married and we have three children, two daughters ages 22 and 20, and a son who is 17. My blogging journey began in January 2011 to challenge myself while being a full-time mom. By doing so, I've found my passion, discovered what I want to be when I grow up, and increased my kitchen skills. I've fallen in love with the whole experience! My goal with 365 is to excite you with food and move you into the kitchen if you aren't already there. It's fun, delicious and can be quality time spent your family as you cook and bake together, and then enjoy what you've made around the family table. I look forward to having you join me in the kitchen!

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