Thanksgiving is coming soon and for my Canadian friends, that means this Monday! So I made these cookies to celebrate the season. I adapted a recipe from Sandra Lee, from Food Network, who is one of my heroes as she has inspired me to take recipes and streamline them when possible. So here is my recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies:
½ cup brown sugar
1 stick of butter or margarine, softened
1 egg (separate white from yolk)
1 package of crushed graham crackers (one of the 3 packages that comes in a box)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
⅓ cup whipped cream cheese (low calorie ok)
¼ cup canned or cooked pumpkin
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl beat butter, brown sugar and egg white only. Add graham crackers, flour and baking powder. This will be the "crust" of the cookie.
The mixture should look like this:
Roll the crust mixture into 1" balls and put on a baking sheet (lined with parchment works best). Flatten the cookie crust to make an indentation for your topping..
In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, the egg yolk and vanilla. This will be your topping. Spoon this into the little pockets of your crusts.
Bake about 12 -14 minutes until set and crust is light brown.
They are just the right amount of cheesecake and crust and I always am asked for the recipe.
Enjoy and if you are celebrating next week - Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for your readership!
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Cute blog! 🙂 New follower!
Anni // Grapefruitprincess ReLoaded
Thank you Anni for your sweet comment 🙂
These pumpkin cheesecake cookies look amazing. I am definitely going to make these, this Thanksgiving weekend! Thanks so much for sharing. I pinned them 😀
Thank you Feral. They are really tasty! Happy Thanksgiving!
oh my goodness! Those look soooo yummy! Perfect for the season! 😉 Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Paloma! Happy Weekend 🙂
These look yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe & have a great Thanksgiving! pop by & add the recipe to my fall link up if you like!
Thank you for stopping by!
don't know why this disappeared from my rss feed? I feel awful. I so wish I could have dairy, they look so yummy
No worries...Karen. Glad you are back & thanks for following!
Oh my goodness, those look amazing! I'm going to have to try that recipe! I followed you via email. I couldnt find where to follow via GFC. But I would love if you'd check my page out and maybe follow me too. 🙂
Lyndsay @ http://www.theallmylove.blogspot.com
ohh man.... those look delicious!!! 🙂 I'll definitely have to make these!!
Thanks Rebecca! Let me know if you do!
They look so yummy and perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Sharefest. Have a great weekend.
YUMMMMMM these look good! I'm on a pumpkin kick right now, so I might have to recreate these. Thanks for sharing! Happy Sharefest! 🙂
I love all things pumpkin but am about to go gluten-free. I'll survive. Thanks for the post. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Visiting from Saturday Sharefest. Off to make Death by Chocolate Cake to celebrate the launch of my kindle book The Mindstalker and one last wheat dessert.
Happy Thanksgiving and congrats on the book! That's awesome Sheila!
Amazing!!! Thank you for sharing! Have a nice sunday
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.
Those look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week! And Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you Jill!
how delicious do these sound? yummy...:)
3 of my favorite words are 'pumpkin, cheesecake, and cookies'! I'm definitely going to try this recipe out, I bet my family will love it!
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Barbara at Chase the Star
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Thanks Barbara - let me know if you try them! 🙂
Yum! These look delicious. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap
these look really good right now!
Thanks Daniela 🙂