Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

Moist pumpkin cookies with homemade cream cheese filling. These are so good that I have to make them year-round.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
18 cookies



  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 dash ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup whole milk


  • ½ cup cream cheese, softened

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with silicone mats or buttered parchment paper.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg for cookies in a medium bowl.

  3. Beat white sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract until well blended. Slowly beat in pumpkin and milk. Add flour mixture, beating until well blended.

  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets with a tablespoon or cookie scoop.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms are lightly browned and tops are firm, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheets and then loosen the bottoms with a spatula; let cool completely on wire racks.

  6. While cookies cool, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract together for filling in a bowl with an electric mixer. Beat in powdered sugar until well blended and filling is smooth.

  7. Frost the bottom of a cookie, then press the bottom of another cookie on the filling to make a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

Cook's Note:

To flatten the cookies, spray your fingers with butter-flavored cooking spray and push the cookie dough down to be flattened. Otherwise your cookies will be like a football after it's put together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

303 Calories
12g Fat
46g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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