Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups

I’m all about the 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.
Oh yes, you read that right: “and CHOCOLATE.” I just couldn’t include “chocolate” in the title…  too many words. But, trust me, it’s there.
Feel free to use your own pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe instead if you’d like, but I’m giving you my favorite right here:

Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups:
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
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1 c. semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  1. Using a stand mixer and paddle attachment, combine all ingredients, saving the chocolate chips for last.
  2. Drop 1/2 tablespoons into lined mini muffin tin.*
  3. Bake at 350º for 9 minutes. 
  4. Press the back of a tablespoon into the tops of cookies to create a shallow “bowl.”
  5. Remove to wire rack to cool.
*Drop by tablespoons on parchment paper for normal cookies.
Cheesecake Buttercream:
  • 8 oz. regular cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. confectioners sugar (more or less for desired consistency)
  1. In a stand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Alternately add 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar with 1 wet ingredient until all ingredients have been added, whisking in between additions.
  1. Pipe cheesecake buttercream into cookie cups.
  2. Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with pecans.
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  1. Wow, they look delicious! (visiting from Making the World Cuter)

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

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

  5. Holy cow these are all kinds of deliciousness!

  6. These look delicious :)

  7. 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!

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

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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

  11. 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. 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. These look really tasty!

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

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

  17. These look DIVINE! So cute too!

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

    The Farm Girl

  20. I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY tomorrow and share it with us?
    I hope to see you there!

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

  22. MMMMMMMM. drooling a little here!

  23. Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

  24. Yum… my mouth is watering!

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


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  28. Oh man, these look SO delicious!

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

  30. OMgoodness, I want to lick the monitor!

  31. 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!


  32. Those look INCREDIBLE. So incredible I featured you on my blog today. :)

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

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

  35. wow! Looks yummy!

  36. These sound DELICIOUS!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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

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

    New follower, please follow back. Thanks :)


  39. 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. 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 :)


  41. 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. 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!

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

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

  45. Hey I’ll be featuring these tomorrow on my blog for great pumpkin recipes from around the web!

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


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