- easy & gooey -
These pumpkin cheesecake cookies are crispy on the edges, chewy in the middles, and have a creamy pumpkin cheesecake middle.
– Pumpkin cheesecake: The middles are filled with a molten creamy pumpkin cheesecake. – Easy: the dough is made using melted butter and without an electric mixer. – Graham crumbs: Graham cracker crumbs are folded into the dough at the end to make swirls.
The cookie dough is so easy to make and comes together in one bowl without an electric mixer. The best part is that you don't need to soften your butter. This recipe uses melted butter, perfect for last minute bakers like myself!
what you will need:
– 1 cup butter melted – ¾ cup brown sugar – ½ cup granulated sugar – ½ teaspoon sea salt – 1 large egg – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 2 ⅛ cup all purpose flour (260g) – ½ teaspoon baking soda – ½ teaspoon cinnamon – ½ cup graham cracker crumbs – 2 graham crackers – 5 oz cream cheese – 2 tablespoons brown sugar – ⅛ teaspoon sea salt – ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice – 1 large egg yolk room temperature – ¼ cup pumpkin puree
Combine melted butter, sugars, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth and thickens. Add egg and vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
Sift flour, baking soda, and cinnamon right into the bowl. Fold just until incorporated. Add graham crumbs and fold to make swirls. Chill in freezer for 10 minutes.
Scoop or roll into balls and arrange on lined baking tray. Indent the middles with a thumb or the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Whisk together softened cream cheese, brown sugar, sea salt, and vanilla in a bowl until completely smooth. Add egg yolk and pumpkin puree.
Whisk the pumpkin cream cheese filling until smooth. Refrigerate until use.
Fill the cookie dough with the filling. Bake at 355°F (180°C) for 12-14 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden.
Using a spoon, push in any irregular edges to make the cookies perfectly round. Break graham crackers and press pieces over the cookies. Enjoy!
The best pumpkin spice cookies for fall or Thanksgiving!
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