These sugar cookie cups filled with a sweet and creamy pumpkin filling will be the cutest addition to your Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert table! Sprinkle with additional cinnamon or chopped nuts for decoration if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 cookies
Advertisement

Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 32 miniature muffin cups.

    Advertisement
  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in a bowl. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream unsalted butter with sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and workable; beat in egg and milk. Set the mixer to low speed and and gradually beat in flour mixture, beating just until the dough comes together.

  • Pinch off dough by tablespoon, roll into a ball, and place balls into the prepared mini muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges start to turn golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 1 minute. Use the back of a rounded teaspoon measure to press a small depression into the top of each cookie. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes in pan before removing to finish cooling on a rack. It helps to give the cookies a little twist as you lift them out.

  • Beat cream cheese with 1 cup confectioners' sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Slowly beat in pumpkin puree until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining 2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, a little at a time. Stir in cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, and a pinch of cloves. Spoon or pipe the pumpkin mixture into each cookie cup.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 27.4g; fat 4.1g; cholesterol 16.4mg; sodium 76.6mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (10)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2013
The filling is a little runny. But nothing that a little refrigeration and more powdered sugar can't fix. Yummy flavor! Read More
(4)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2012
It was all right but there are definitely better pumpkin desserts out there. A little heavy and too much spice for my taste. I think I will try tweaking the filling next time- though my 6 year old couldn't get enough of the filling! Maybe adding the pumpkin and spices into the cookie and just a basic cream cheese filling would be yummy! Read More
(5)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2012
It was all right but there are definitely better pumpkin desserts out there. A little heavy and too much spice for my taste. I think I will try tweaking the filling next time- though my 6 year old couldn't get enough of the filling! Maybe adding the pumpkin and spices into the cookie and just a basic cream cheese filling would be yummy! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2013
The filling is a little runny. But nothing that a little refrigeration and more powdered sugar can't fix. Yummy flavor! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2018
The taste is great. However as others mentioned the filling is very liquidity. I was disappointed with the way the look. I tried to make the filling ahead of time and hoped it would harden in the fridge but sadly it did not. Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2016
bland Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2012
These seemed to go over well at the event where I served them. The cookie seemed a little dry to me. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2012
the filling was too runny to pipe just ended up spooning onto the cookie. but the taste was there. Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2019
I would call this a AR fail. Presentation - would not take them out of the house. The cookie burnt on the bottom which was disappointing but not necessarily the recipe's fault (hard to tell if they were cooked and when they did turn brown on the top it was too brown on the bottom). The cookie is quite solid. As all the other reviews indicated the icing is very runny. I added more spices to the icing to give it more color and flavour. Finally although the presentation is not good the flavour is quite nice and we will enjoy them in the evening with tea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2017
I used fruit sugar instead of regular sugar and I did add the optional nutmeg Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2014
The cookie was very bland and the icing was really runny. Read More
Advertisement