Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookie

I must have St. Louis on the brain this week. Gooey Butter Cake was a standard coffee shop dessert while I was in school. It came in a range of flavors, vanilla, chocolate, spiced chai (my favorite!), etc. A few years ago I found a recipe to make this treat into a cookie. It has since become one of my favorite cookies to make for Christmas. But a little pumpkin and spices make the typical Gooey Butter Cookie perfect for Fall!

4 1/2 Cups Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Allspice
8 oz. Cream Cheese
8 oz. Pumpkin
1 Cup Butter
3 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
Confectioner’s sugar & Cinnamon for Rolling

Stir together the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Spices. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the Cream Cheese, Pumpkin, Butter and Sugar together until fluffy. Add the Eggs and Vanilla.

Incorporate the Flour mixture. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Scoop roughly 1-ounce balls and toss in the Confectioner’s Sugar & Cinnamon. Place on a baking sheet, lined with parchment, a couple of inches apart. Bake at 350° F until they spread and puff slightly, about 10-12 minutes. They will be really soft in the center. If they start to brown, they’ve gone too far. Cool to room temperature.

Once they've cooled, store in the fridge and serve them cold/cool. (I think they taste funny warm.)

Happy Baking!


  1. Featuring this Friday at Bacon Time!

    1. Yay! Thanks for letting me know. I'll be sure to stop by. It's a delicious cookie. :)

  2. These look soooo good! Visiting from Bacon Time. Hope to try the recipe soon!

    1. Thanks for visiting! Come back and let me know how the cookie goes. I've made a plain version and I'm working on a Chocolate option for Christmas!

  3. These cookies look amazing! I love gooeycookies and the flavors in here sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing Elizabeth :)

    1. Thanks Kelly! I love spiced anything. It makes it feel like Fall. :)

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    1. Great question! Thanks for catching that, I fixed the instructions. The pumpkin is added with the Cream Cheese, Butter & Sugar.



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