Cream Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
25 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • Vita Ice Orange Mango for serving
  • 1 cup Cold Butter cubed
  • cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ + ⅓ cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 large Egg Yolks
  • 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ⅔ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • ½ tsp. Fine Sea Salt
  • ¾ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 large baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Add the cubed butter to a saucepan over medium high heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and smells nutty. Remove from heat to cool in the fridge for 5-6 minutes, until cool to touch but still liquid.
  • Spread out the pumpkin puree on a plate. Press dry with paper towels to remove as much liquid as possible.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cooled browned butter, ½ cup granulated cane sugar, and brown sugar. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Beat 1 minute.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the stand mixer bowl. Mix just until combined.
  • Place the cookie dough in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Using 3 tablespoons dough for each cookie, roll into a ball in the palm of your hands.
  • Press flat to add 2 teaspoons cream cheese into the center and cover completely with the dough. Press flat once more to be ½” thick. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • In a small bowl, mix the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and ground cinnamon. Roll each flattened cookie dough ball in the sugar mixture. Place on the prepared pan.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, until set on top. Use a large circular cookie cutter to help shape the cookies after baking if needed.
  • Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely.
  • Enjoy with Vita Ice Orange Mango for a complimentary refreshment!