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Holiday Pastry: Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

With winter right around the corner, this autumnal treat is a perfect way to savor the remaining few weeks of fall and a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner. 

Ingredients for the cookie dough:

  • 3 ¾ c. flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 c. butter room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. light brown sugar
  • ¾ c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • dash allspice

Instructions

  1. First, mix all of the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg). 
  2. Next, use a mixer to to whip the butter and sugar together until it reaches a fluffy and creamy consistency. Then, add pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla until fully combined. Add the dry ingredients a cup at a time and mix until a dough is formed. Cover and chill for an hour.
  3. For the filling, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until combined fully, then refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F once the dough and filling have been chilled, and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  5. Combine sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, and dash allspice to make the cinnamon sugar coating.
  6. Once the dough and filling have chilled, begin by making a disk out of a tablespoon of dough. Place a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the middle, and top with a similar-sized disk on top. Then, seal the edges by pressing them together before rolling into a ball shape and rolling it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  7. Before baking, give each cookie a squish with a heavy glass. 
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the tops begin to crack. Remove from the oven and let it cool for about five minutes.
  9. Voila, now you have 18 pumpkin cheesecake snickerdoodles!

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