Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies combine the flavors and textures of sweet cream cheese filling with soft and chewy pumpkin spice cookies.

Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

Pumpkin spice is probably one of the most popular flavors of fall, if not the most popular one. Today I’m sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies, a twist on a classic cookie. This recipe uses pumpkin pie spice to create homemade cookies, which are then topped with a sweet cream cheese filling. These soft and chewy cookies are perfect for fall. Here’s how to make them.

Equipment Needed


Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pumpkin pie spice for topping
Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Cookie Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 f.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into a medium bowl and whisk until combined.

Place the butter and sugars into a large bowl and cream until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg and vanilla.

Beat in the pumpkin.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until combined.

Use a mini ice cream scooper to scoop some dough onto the cookie tray.

Bake for 8 minutes.

Use a tablespoon to make a indentation in the cookies.

Place back into the oven and bake for 7 more minutes or until golden brown.

If the indents puffed up, use the tablespoon and press the indent back down.

Allow the cookies to cool completely .

Filling Instructions

Place the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla into a medium bowl and beat together until combined and smooth.

Scoop the frosting into the piping bag and pipe onto the cooled cookies.

Sprinkle pumpkin spice on top of the cookies.

Serve and enjoy!

Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Claire Lomax October 5, 2020 - 1:11 pm

How delicious do these sound! I had my first pumpkin latte yesterday so now it’s all about pumpkin everything.

Thank you for sharing, if you ever need a taster, I’d happily oblige x x

Samantha Donnelly October 5, 2020 - 2:43 pm

I love baking and am always trying to find new recipes, these sound great will have to try them next time I am in a baking mood

Sim @ Sim's Life October 5, 2020 - 5:24 pm

I was only saying to a friend last week that I have never tried a recipe with pumpkin it it. This looks like a fantastic recipe for me to give it all a go! What better way to utilise pumpkin after carving! Sim x

Mellissa Williams October 6, 2020 - 9:24 am

These look delicious and easy to make. I wonder where I can get pumpkin spice mix in the UK?

Kacie Morgan October 6, 2020 - 11:20 am

Mmm, these look rather tempting indeed. Wouldn’t mind nibbling on one with a hot, creamy pumpkin spice latte. Mmm!

Rebecca Smith October 6, 2020 - 3:02 pm

These cookies look like the perfect treat! Definitely going to make these for the little Halloween party at home we will be having!

Rhian westbury October 6, 2020 - 4:15 pm

These look so easy to make and you can make so many different flavour variations on these. I bet a red velvet style biscuit with cream cheese would be tasty x

Jenny October 6, 2020 - 9:18 pm

I love the sound of baking my pumpkin pie spice, not sure I’ve ever seen that in the shops before!

Jenni October 7, 2020 - 9:49 am

Oh my goodness, these are so cute. And perfect for this time of year too. I bet my husband would absolutely love these!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN October 7, 2020 - 1:11 pm

That’s such a great idea. The biscuits alone some amazing but adding the filling on top must really add to the flavour.

Rachael October 7, 2020 - 2:44 pm

These look absolutely delicious, and you’re so right about pumpkin spice being a well loved autumn flavour.

Playdays and Runways October 7, 2020 - 8:28 pm

These are so cute. Will be adding the to our ‘Halloween Baking ideas’ to make during half term – thanks

Menna Rachel October 8, 2020 - 1:12 pm

I’ll have to see if I can find pumpkin spice, I’m not sure how available it is in the Uk. These sound too good not to try!


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