Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

photo of a stack of Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles
What’s better than pumpkin snickerdoodles? How about pumpkin snickerdoodles stuffed with pumpkin cream cheese?

I have this love/hate relationship with snickerdoodles. I can never resist popping one in my mouth the minute they are out of the oven. And then another … and another. But by the third or fourth one, I start feeling nauseous from cinnamon overload. I think part of it is my body just not being used to all that cinnamon because I didn’t eat cinnamon spice much growing up and only started to enjoy it a few years ago.
close-up photo of Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles
So the other day while browsing pinterest, I came across a recipe post for pumpkin snickerdoodles stuffed with plain cream cheese. And I realized this could be the solution to my cinnamon overload nausea. I pulled out my favorite pumpkin snickerdoodle recipe and decided to stuff them with the Trader Joe’s pumpkin cream cheese I just got.
photo of Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles on a silpat
These came out just as I had hoped. And the cream cheese cuts into the overwhelmingly cinnamon-ness, allowing me to enjoy as many cookies as I desired. In fact, I enjoyed way too many. I had to finally give some away so I didn’t finish the entire two dozen.

And if you like pumpkin flavored cookies, here’s a few other of my recipes to check out:

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies
3 Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 dozen
What's better than pumpkin snickerdoodles? How about pumpkin snickerdoodles stuffed with pumpkin cream cheese?

Ingredients:

cookie dough

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

coating

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

filling

  • pumpkin cream cheese I used Trader Joe's

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
  2. Cream together butter, shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, egg and the vanilla. Blend in the pumpkin. On low speed, mix in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Make dough balls about 1 inch in diameter. Flatten dough balls and scoop about 1 tsp of pumpkin cream cheese in the center. Fold dough back up and seal and smooth back into round ball.

  3. In a small ziploc bag, mix the 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Place dough ball in and coat. Repeat with remaining balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press palm of hand onto each ball to flatten gently into thick disk. Careful not to press too hard as you don't want the cream cheese to come out.

  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until cookies are set.

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4 comments on “Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles”

  1. I love the filling. it looks delish!

  2. Those snickerdoodle cookies look really good! I will definitely be trying out this recipe soon.

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