If a tiny roll of sweet-tarts isn't your thing, and a lolly-pop doesn't exactly satisfy, here's a really tasty and elegant Halloween treat that's good for grown-ups. These are SUPER easy, and you can keep the filling on hand to whip up a batch on a moments notice. A sophisticated way to celebrate this spooky time of year with all of your witchy friends...
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies
- 1 cup of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp of pumpkin puree
- 2 tbls of sugar
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp of orange food colouring (optional)
- 20-24 wafer cookies
1 Add the softened cream cheese to a medium-size bowl. Using a stand or hand-held mixer, beat for 1 minute. Mix in sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla and nutmeg. Fold in the food colouring if using.
2 Mix for another minute or until the mixture is homogeneous. Place to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or just until serving.
3 Right before serving, take the cheesecake batter out of the fridge. Using a spoon or small ice cream scoop add a couple tablespoons of batter at the center of half of the wafers. Top with the other half and gently press down to form a sandwich. Serve immediately.
Tip: Assemble the cookies at the last minute to prevent the wafer cookies from getting soggy.
Makes about 10 cookies.