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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

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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:

1/2 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

1/3 cup whipped cream cheese (low calorie ok)

1/4 cup canned or cooked pumpkin

1/4 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.

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies taste like mini pumpkin pies! You will be asked for the recipe!


Enjoy and if you are celebrating next week – Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for your readership!


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Daniela @frugal ain't cheap

Monday 15th of October 2012

these look really good right now!


Monday 15th of October 2012

Thanks Daniela :)

Michelle Day

Wednesday 10th of October 2012

Raquel, 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. Michelle


Wednesday 10th of October 2012

Thanks Michelle!


Tuesday 9th of October 2012

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! Thanks for joining the fun at Keep Calm and Link Up! Make sure to come back next Friday to see if you were featured!

Barbara at Chase the Star chasethestar dot net


Tuesday 9th of October 2012

Thanks Barbara - let me know if you try them! :)