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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Graham Cookie Cups

Pumpkin Cheesecake Graham Cookie Cups {Gluten-Free}

These amazing easy gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake graham cookie cups are topped with a simple no-bake cheesecake filling. A simple, yet elegant dessert. Perfect for a special fall event or for Thanksgiving.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cheesecake cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 229 kcal

Ingredients

Cheese Cake Filling:

  • 16 oz cream cheese 2 8oz packages
  • 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 4 oz whipped topping I used Cool-Whip
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Grahm Cookie Cups:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour mix I like Pillsbury Gluten Free
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum leave out if your flour has it already
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

Cream Cheese Filling:

  1. Using a stand-up mixer or hand-held mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Stop the mixer and add canned pumpkin and mixed until fully combined and creamy.
  3. Stop mixer and add powdered sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie mix and cinnamon. Mix until fully combined and creamy.
  4. Add 4oz of the whipped topping (1/2 of the Cool-Whip container) and whip on low until fully combined.
  5. Refrigerate until cookies are cooled.

Grahm Cookie Cups:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Combine shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add milk. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a separate large bowl. Mix into shortening mixture until well blended.
  5. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray.
  6. Add 1 heaping tablespoon scoop of the sugar cookie batter to each muffin tin.
  7. Press into the bottom and up the sides about ⅔ of the way, to create a little bowl. You can use the back of a tablespoon to press down the batter.
  8. Bake the cookies 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. As cookies are cooling you may need to push down the centers to the cookie cups to look like mini pie crusts. Use the back of a tablespoon. I like my cups deep, so I can get more of the cheesecake filling.
  10. Allow the sugar cookies to completely cool.
  11. Spoon cheesecake filling (or pipe it) into each cookie cup.
  12. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cheesecake Graham Cookie Cups {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Potassium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.5%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.