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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies are so soft and delicious! Pumpkin and cream cheese go together so well and with the spices of the season, they make a great fall cookie.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Refrigerate:4 hours
Total Time:4 hours 30 minutes


  • mixer
  • Parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Oven


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk


  • In a mixing bowl, add the softened butter and cream cheese, and the pumpkin puree. Mix on low until combined.
  • Add the sugar. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg. Mix on low until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg. Whisk together until even dispered.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl. Turn on low and slowly combine.
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Turn on low and mix until combined.
  • Cover mixer bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for at least 4 hours.
  • After 4 hours, preheat oven to 350 and remove dough from fridge.
  • Scoop the dough into your hand to form one-inch balls.
  • Place the balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  • Icing
  • Use a fork to mix together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth and thick.
  • I use a fork to drizzle the icing on top of the cookies. Just move the fork in a back in forth motion until you get the icing coverage you want.


Serve the cookies immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to a week.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie, cream cheese, pumpkin
Servings: 20 cookies
Cost: $10