Pumpkin Thumbprint's

'Tis the season for delicious holiday treats!  Whether you're making tasty sweets for a holiday party or need a unique recipe for you're annual cookie exchange, this recipe is sure to be a hit!

Pumpkin Thumbprint's

 1 c.                 all-purpose flour

½ t.                 baking powder

½ t.                 baking soda

½ t.                 cinnamon, plus more for dusting

¼ t.                 allspice

¼ t.                 salt

½ c.                packed light brown sugar

½ c.                pumpkin puree

1/3 t.               vegetable oil

1 large            egg

1 t.                  vanilla

4 ounces        cream cheese

2 T.                unsalted butter

½ c.                powdered sugar

½ t.                 lemon juice


Preheat oven to 375.  Line two baking sheets with parchment, spray lightly with cooking spray.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt in a medium bowl.  In a large bowl whisk the brown sugar, pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, egg and ½ teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl.  Add the flour mixture and gently stir with a wooden spoon until just incorporated.

Drop tablespoonful’s of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.  Bake 6 minutes, and then remove from oven and make and indentation in the center with the back of a teaspoon. Return to the oven, and bake until set, 4 to 6 more minutes.  Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Make the filling:  beat the cream cheese and butter in a bowl with a mixer on medium high, until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar, lemon juice and ½ t. vanilla; beat until incorporated. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip; pipe into the indentations of the cookies.  Dust with cinnamon.

Recipe and Photo Provided By:  Dorothy Thompson, Executive Pastry Chef at Upstream Catering & Bakery

Pumpkin Thumbprints

Pumpkin Thumbprints

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