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Mini Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Mini pumpkin pie cookies are simple to make and a delicious combination of pumpkin pie and sugar cookies. Perfect treats for your Fall or holiday desserts,
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1 pkg 13 oz Miss Jones Baking Co. organic sugar cookie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp butter softened to room temp.

For the Pumpkin Filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened to room temp.
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • For the "Pie" Topping
  • 1/2 cup of Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting or canned frosting.

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a regular-size muffin pan with cooking spray.

For the cookie base

  • Make cookie dough as directed on pouch.
  • Using rounded teaspoon of dough, shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls.
  • Press dough evenly into bottom of each muffin cup and slightly up sides.

For the pumpkin filling

  • In medium bowl, using a hand mixer or whisk, stir the pumpkin, cream cheese, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice until well blended.
  • Spoon a rounded teaspoonful of the mixture into each dough-filled muffin cup, and spread slightly.
  • Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown and filling appears set (cookies and filling will be soft). Cool 10 minutes in pan. Be sure to leave them in the pan the 10 minutes, this will make it easier to remove the cookies from the pan. I found that using an offset spatula around the sides of each cookie to loosen them worked well. Then carefully remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To easily top the cookies with frosting: Fill small resealable food-storage plastic bag with frosting. Cut off small corner of bag; squeeze small dollop of frosting onto each cookie.
  • Sprinkle lightly with pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Refrigerate cookies in covered container or resealable food-storage plastic bag.