Pumpkin cream cheese cookies on a plate square

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cookies

These cookies are soft and so flavorful that even though they are usually made around the holidays, you'll want them year round!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword holiday cookies, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cream cheese cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 131kcal
Author Elaine Benoit



  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks - softened and cut into pats)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (1 package)
  • .75 cup sugar (white sugar)
  • .75 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2.25 cups spelt flour (or all purpose white flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • .50 teaspoon cloves (ground)
  • .25 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
  • .50 teaspoon salt
  • 3.4 ounces vanilla pudding mix (1 package)

For Dipping

  • .50 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cream softened butter, cream cheese and sugar in mixer until combined
  • Add egg and pumpkin and mix until just combined
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla pudding mix, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and mix until just combined
  • With a medium cookie scoop, scoop batter on to the cookie sheet. Only 12 to a sheet as they tend to spread out a little
  • Bake for 14 minutes
  • Let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack
  • (Optional) Melt white chocolate in a small saucepan on low heat (should take around 5 minutes). Dip as many cookies halfway in the chocolate and place on parchment paper to set
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.25g | Protein: 2.07g | Fat: 9.57g | Saturated Fat: 5.63g | Cholesterol: 30.23mg | Sodium: 134.69mg | Potassium: 46.43mg | Fiber: 1.34g | Sugar: 9.16g | Vitamin A: 1175.68IU | Vitamin C: 0.24mg | Calcium: 22.77mg | Iron: 0.56mg