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Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups

 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies pressed into cups holding caramel sauce and cheesecake buttercream! Delicious, impressive, and perfect for Fall!
 I’m all about cookie cups lately. Can’t stop making them.
Don’t know why I’d want to anyhow. They’re absolutely fantastic!
Quick. Easy. Bite sized. And it’s a cookie + frosting– which I’m always a fan of.
This particular cookie cup combines some of my very favorite fall flavors: cheesecake, caramel, pumpkin, and chocolate chips :)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies pressed into cups holding caramel sauce and cheesecake buttercream! Delicious, impressive, and perfect for Fall!

You will need:

  • 1 recipe Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (follows)
  • 1 recipe Cheesecake Buttercream (follows)
  • Prepared or store bought caramel sauce
  • Chopped Pecans (optional)
  • Mini Muffin Tin

Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups

Ingredients

    For the Pumpkin Cookies:
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • For the Cheesecake Buttercream:
  • 8 oz. regular cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c. butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. confectioners sugar (more or less for desired consistency)

Instructions

    For the Pumpkin Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a miniature muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin puree. Mix in the egg.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop 1 tbsp into each cup of the miniature muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Immediately upon removing from oven, use the back of a tablespoon to press the top of the cookies in, forming a cup. Let cool completely in the muffin tin before removing.
  7. For the Cheesecake Buttercream:
  8. Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  9. Add one cup of confectioners sugar and the vanilla and mix until smooth.
  10. Add one cup of the confectioners sugar and the sour cream and mix until smooth.
  11. Add one cup of the confectioners sugar and the lemon juice and mix until smooth.
  12. Add one cup of the confectioners sugar and mix until smooth. If mixture is too thick, add 1 tbsp of milk to thin it some.
  13. Assembly:
  14. Fill each cup with a teaspoon of caramel sauce.
  15. Pipe the cheesecake buttercream on top of the caramel sauce.
  16. Garnish with pecans if desired.
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48 Responses to “Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups”

  1. Shannah @ Just Us Four posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:37 am (#)

    Wow, they look delicious! (visiting from Making the World Cuter)

  2. Tammie posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:53 am (#)

    Man, pumpkin and cheescake. How can you go wrong with that combo? Sounds yummy!

  3. marisafrank posted on September 26, 2011 at 10:50 am (#)

    Those look fabulous! I love anything pumpkin or cheesecake flavor. My problem will be only eating one so I don’t completely mess up my diet.

  4. Amber *SaltTree* posted on September 26, 2011 at 11:11 am (#)

    droooool…. ugh… they look divine! those yummers on definitely going on my to bake list!

  5. Danielle posted on September 26, 2011 at 11:38 am (#)

    Holy cow these are all kinds of deliciousness!

  6. The Clegg Family posted on September 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm (#)

    These look delicious :)

  7. Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon posted on September 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm (#)

    UGHHHH!!! SO.DARN.YUMMY!! Bye bye Weight Watchers ;P

    I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

  8. Screaming Sardine posted on September 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm (#)

    Oh my! This sounds like a totally yummy recipe. TFS!

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on September 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm (#)

    OMG, awesome. This sounds delish and I can’t wait to try them. I can almost feel the pain of the extra workout, but it’ll be worth it! :)

  10. shopannies posted on September 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm (#)

    sound very yummy oh my what a way to dress up a dessert yummy

  11. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts posted on September 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm (#)

    I’m always a fan of quick, easy bites too. Thank you for sharing these at Joy of Desserts, Ashton. Have a great day. :-)

  12. Abby posted on September 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm (#)

    Cheesecake, pumpkin and caramel in one dessert? Doesn’t seem fair to all the other desserts in the world! I would love to try this recipe.

  13. Michael Ann posted on September 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm (#)

    These look really tasty!

  14. Sunshine Blossoms posted on September 27, 2011 at 3:43 am (#)

    I’m here from Running With Glitter’s link party! These cupcakes look insanely delicious. Pretty sure I’m going to have to try them out. Can’t wait to check out some of your other recipes!

  15. Alexandra posted on September 27, 2011 at 8:10 am (#)

    Oh my goodness! These look and sound incredible! Thanks so much for linking them up at Muffin Monday!

  16. rebecca @ beurrista posted on September 27, 2011 at 8:15 am (#)

    These look amaaaazing! A great fall dessert/snack/mid afternoon pick me up!

  17. Margo posted on September 27, 2011 at 11:42 am (#)

    These look DIVINE! So cute too!

  18. Jordan McCollum posted on September 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm (#)

    Yum! DH and I don’t care for pumpkin pie, so I’m exploring other pumpkin options for this fall!

    My mom has a cookie cup maker appliance. She never uses it and I keep meaning to get it from her. But it bakes the dough (or once we did tortillas) into cup shapes. They’re great!

  19. Julie posted on September 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm (#)

    That looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out :)

    The Farm Girl

  20. Lady Behind The Curtain posted on September 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm (#)

    I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY tomorrow and share it with us?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

  21. Miss Michelle posted on September 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm (#)

    great idea!! glad i stopped by from the link party!

  22. Kim posted on September 28, 2011 at 9:04 am (#)

    MMMMMMMM. drooling a little here!

  23. Artsy VaVa posted on September 28, 2011 at 9:26 am (#)

    Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

  24. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:19 am (#)

    Yum… my mouth is watering!

  25. Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm (#)

    Quick, easy, and cheesecake…..my 3 favorite words! They look tasty.

  26. DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO posted on September 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm (#)

    YUMMERS!! AND SO CUTE, TOO!

  27. Angela Osborn posted on September 29, 2011 at 3:55 am (#)

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  28. Angela Osborn posted on September 29, 2011 at 3:56 am (#)

    Oh man, these look SO delicious!

  29. Lisa posted on September 29, 2011 at 8:59 am (#)

    Those look amazing! Can’t wait to try them.

  30. Dayhomemama posted on September 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm (#)

    OMgoodness, I want to lick the monitor!

  31. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl posted on September 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm (#)

    Oh. my. heck. These look amazing! I’m bookmarking this recipe so that I can make them this weekend…;)

    I would love for you to link up to my Everything Halloween party starting this Sunday!

    http://midwesternsewinggirl.blogspot.com/2011/09/everything-halloween-preview.html

    Thanks!!!

  32. Heather posted on September 30, 2011 at 12:04 pm (#)

    Those look INCREDIBLE. So incredible I featured you on my blog today. :)
    http://diykindagirl.blogspot.com/2011/09/friday-finds-93011.html

  33. Amy posted on September 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm (#)

    Ok, now that I’m starving…lol…those look fantastic! Would you pretty please come link them to my pumpkin party?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-craft-challenge-4-pumpkins.html

  34. Cooking for My Kids posted on September 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm (#)

    Wow…what a great recipe. I love it…and cannot wait to try it!

  35. Chef in Training posted on October 1, 2011 at 2:39 am (#)

    wow! Looks yummy!
    -Nikki

  36. TidyMom posted on October 1, 2011 at 11:16 am (#)

    These sound DELICIOUS!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/great-fall-ideas/

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  37. Brenda posted on October 1, 2011 at 11:40 am (#)

    I love these!! I think I’ll make them for a fall get-together next weekend – thanks!

  38. One Cool Lunch posted on October 2, 2011 at 10:01 am (#)

    Yummy! Pumpkin Choc. Chip cookies are my fave and this takes it to a new level!

    New follower, please follow back. Thanks :)

    Jen
    http://www.onecoollunch.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/onecoollunch

  39. Krista posted on October 2, 2011 at 10:10 am (#)

    I love all the pumpkin things I’m finding this season! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Have a blessed week. See you next Sunday.

    Everyday Mom’s Meals

  40. Carly posted on October 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm (#)

    Hey!
    Just wanted to let you know that over at createlive, we’re just finishing up a pumpkin recipe series called “The 12 Days of Pumpkins.” For the next few days, we’ll be hosting a link-up, featuring any recipes involving pumpkin, and will be choosing a good number of these recipes to have their own page (which can include your blog name and URL!) in a pumpkin cookbook! Just thought you might be interested in the additional press or being included in a cookbook – and this is a really great recipe! Find the link up here!
    Have a great one :)

    -Carly

  41. Debi posted on October 3, 2011 at 8:56 am (#)

    Oh My! These look over the moon good! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures. Looking forward to your Delicious addition this week. <3 and Hugs!

  42. Chef in Training posted on October 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm (#)

    These look AMAZING! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I am featuring your wonderful recipe at the party! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

  43. Creating Sarah posted on October 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm (#)

    Holy cow. I need one of these today! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  44. Creative Cupcake Recipes posted on October 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm (#)

    These look delicious. Caramel and cheesecake. MMM. Can’t wait to make them.

  45. Karen - Trilogy Edibles posted on October 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm (#)

    Hey I’ll be featuring these tomorrow on my blog http://www.trilogyedibles.com for great pumpkin recipes from around the web!

  46. Ashberry posted on September 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm (#)

    I made these today and they turned out really great! Thank You!

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