pumpkin-cookie butter sandwiches

October 22, 2012

in Cookies

I’ve been dreaming about these pumpkin-cookie butter sandwiches since July. I dedicated an afternoon to fall recipe brainstorming, and when these cookie sandwiches came to mind, I was thisclose to opening a can of pumpkin. However, the scorching heat of that brilliant summer day deterred me from any baking, so I filed away the idea for a more appropriate time – now is the right time!

I filled my go-to pumpkin cookies with cookie butter buttercream for a heavenly taste sensation. For a second opinion, I shared a few of these with my grandfather, a self-proclaimed pumpkin connoisseur. Happily, the sandwiches earned two thumbs up, his highest seal of approval. Serve a platter of these at your Halloween party; your guests will devour them.

Pumpkin-Cookie Butter Sandwiches
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup pure pumpkin
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cookie Butter Buttercream
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
5 Tbsp cookie butter
pinch of salt
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp low-fat milk

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in flour mixture.

Scoop 4 dozen 1 1/4″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 12 minutes until edges are firm. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

To make buttercream, beat butter, cookie butter and salt in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add milk and beat on medium speed until airy.

Place half the cookies on a baking sheet and use a pastry bag with a large round tip to pipe buttercream on the flat side of each, then sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing gently. Store cookie sandwiches in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Yield – 24 cookie sandwiches (serving size: 1)
Calories – 180
Carbs – 30

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1 The Café Sucré Farine October 22, 2012

Laura, these are so fun and delicious sounding. They are on my list – what a wonderful Fall treat, you’ve combined two of my favorite flavors! Love those photos too!


2 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 22, 2012

A cookie butter buttercream? YES PLEASE! I’m no pumpkin connoisseur but you definitely have two thumbs up from me too!


3 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings October 22, 2012

Is it possible that I want to launch myself INTO my computer so I can have a bite of these? They are waaaay too cute, Laura! Pinning right now for a future baking project :)


4 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 22, 2012

What perfect little jewels of deliciousness!!! I’m in love!!! Loving the beautiful photography too – are you using your new lens? :)


5 Tutti Dolci October 22, 2012

Thank you, Carol! Yes I am – love the 50mm! :)


6 Valerie October 22, 2012

Cookie butter is just about every where I look! It must be a sign. :D These sandwich cookies are so cute and maybe just small enough to allow for more than three or four?!


7 Patty October 22, 2012

Cookie Butter Buttercream.. sandwiched between soft round puffy pumpkin cookies…I think I have a new favorite cookie ;-)


8 Laura Dembowski October 22, 2012

Those are absolutely adorable! I love how tiny they are. Pumpkin and cookie butter are definitely a match made in heaven!


9 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 22, 2012

You just paired two of my fave things – cookie butter AND pumpkin. And they’re mini and so adorable :)


10 Vijitha October 22, 2012

The cookies uber cute. Such a treat for halloween. Kids will love it.


11 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 22, 2012

These babies are so cute! Love the flavors combo!


12 Suzanne October 22, 2012

Heavenly indeed, sounds like a wonderful idea for pumpkin cookies. Your cookies look so cute and perfect, great job Laura.


13 Kari@Loaves and Dishes October 22, 2012

Okay, I just got on the Biscoff spread train, and now there’s cookie butter. What is cookie butter? Where do I get cookie butter? These cookies are adorableBTW.


14 Tutti Dolci October 22, 2012

Kari, cookie butter is just another name for Biscoff, so you can use your Biscoff in this recipe! :) I buy mine at Trader Joe’s where it’s labeled “cookie butter.”


15 Ozlem's Turkish Table October 22, 2012

they look absolutely adorable – and bet taste great too!- we must have been all thinking sweet treats !:)


16 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 22, 2012

Those are so adorable – they would make a great hostess gift this time of year!


17 Cassie | Bake Your Day October 22, 2012

Love the buttercream, Laura! And with the pumpkin – perfect!!


18 Liz October 22, 2012

Mmmmm….I’m going to have to whip up some cookie butter buttercream! Perfect for your yummy pumpkin cookies…what a marvelous combination!


19 Jen @ Savory Simple October 22, 2012

omg, girl. Girl, omg.


20 Julie @ Table for Two October 22, 2012

I love that these are filled with cookie butter!! I’m sure these sandwiches are super moist and delicious! I’d love to gobble some up :)


21 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 22, 2012

These are SO cute!! I want 6 :)


22 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 22, 2012

These are simply stunning! I bet they did not last long in your house. Perfect for the fall season. Lovely photos!


23 Suzanne Perazzini October 22, 2012

I so love these kind of sandwiched cookies. There is something very decadent about them.


24 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 22, 2012

What a perfect filling for pumpkin cookies. I made Biscoff frosting for cupcakes, and it was incredible, I can only imagine how yummy these are!


25 Anna @ Hidden Ponies October 22, 2012

What a perfect combination! Two thumbs up from me too :)


26 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 22, 2012

How adorable! They look like those melting moments cookies-am I way off the mark there? :)


27 Minnie(@thelady8home) October 22, 2012

Your photographs and so good. And these cookies, I seriously feel like picking up one from there. They look heavenly.


28 Jill October 23, 2012

These are so cute! And sound yummy too, can’t wait to give these a try. :)


29 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 23, 2012

Love these! Cookie butter buttercream sounds amazing!


30 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 23, 2012

Love this combo! You have me hooked on cookie butter and with pumpkin I don’t know of anything better!


31 Deb October 23, 2012

Such temptation! Pumpkin and cookie butter in one sweet treat! The rotund pumpkin shape of the cookies brought a smile this morning, how delightfully pumpkin!


32 Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} October 23, 2012

These are adorable and look pretty easy to whip up for Halloween! :)


33 the wicked noodle October 23, 2012

Laura, these are so adorable!! They would certainly be a hit at any party.


34 vianney October 23, 2012

these are the sweetest little bites I have ever seen– my girls would gobble them up!!


35 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 23, 2012

Pinned!! Only because it’s too cute and made with pumpkin ;)


36 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel October 24, 2012

OMG. Delicious. I don’t know how you resisted making these for so long–they look and sound so scrumptious! I love the unexpected spicy pairing of biscoff and pumpkin–and your sammies are too cute!


37 Jennifer @ Delicieux October 24, 2012

Laura, these cookies look divine!!! I’d love 2 with my cup of tea. Gorgeous photos too!


38 Lora @cakeduchess October 25, 2012

These are the perfect size to eat a plateful ;)Love these fall cookies, Laura. :)


39 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) October 25, 2012

I’m with Lora–these cookie sandwiches are the perfect size. My excuse to eat a lot of them without feeling guilty!


40 Kankana October 25, 2012

These look sooo adorable. I have to try these out :)


41 Baker Street October 26, 2012

Heavenly is correct! The cookie butter buttercream is a fantastic idea, Laura!


42 Helena / Rico sin Azúcar October 28, 2012

They look delicious, Laura! I’m not sure what “cookie butter” is… or if I can find it here, but maybe some mashed cookies and cream cheese would be the same :-)


43 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 30, 2012

Laura, seriously this is the CUTEST pumpkin treats I’ve ever seen. From the size of the pumpkins decorated, I can see how petite these sandwiches are and can’t help adoring these. :)



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