These Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups are a perfect way to enjoy the fall season. These are yummy and a good small treat to eat. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Ingredients:

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

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Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups

Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups

Yield: 24-36 cookie cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Caramel Sauce*
  • Cream Cheese Buttercream**
  • Pecans for garnish

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a miniature muffin tin with cooking spray.

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin puree. Mix in the egg.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop 1 tbsp into each cup of the miniature muffin tin.
  5. 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.
  6. Fill each cup with caramel sauce. Pipe the cream cheese frosting on top of the caramel sauce.
  7. Optional: garnish each cookie cup with a pecan.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

* You can use store-bought or homemade caramel sauce. Here is the recipe I like to use for homemade. And I love using Mrs. Richardson brand caramel sauce (I'll link to it in the products below).

** Freel free to use a store-bought cream cheese frosting. But here are a couple of homemade recipes that I love:

  • This recipe is my favorite tasting cream cheese frosting. However, it's not firm enough to pipe well.This recipe
  • for cream cheese frosting (ignore the gingerbread portion of the recipe) pipes like a dream. But it has equal parts cream cheese and butter, so the "cheesecake" taste isn't as prominent as it is my other frosting recipe.

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