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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43 Comments

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!

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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!

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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 :)

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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? :)

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5 Tutti Dolci October 22, 2012

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

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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?!

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7 Patty October 22, 2012

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

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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!

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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 :)

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10 Vijitha October 22, 2012

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

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11 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 22, 2012

These babies are so cute! Love the flavors combo!

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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 !:)
Ozlem

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16 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 22, 2012

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

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17 Cassie | Bake Your Day October 22, 2012

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

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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!

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19 Jen @ Savory Simple October 22, 2012

omg, girl. Girl, omg.

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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 :)

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21 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 22, 2012

These are SO cute!! I want 6 :)

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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!

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23 Suzanne Perazzini October 22, 2012

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

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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!

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25 Anna @ Hidden Ponies October 22, 2012

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

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26 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 22, 2012

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

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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.

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28 Jill October 23, 2012

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

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29 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 23, 2012

Love these! Cookie butter buttercream sounds amazing!

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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!

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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!

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32 Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} October 23, 2012

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

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33 the wicked noodle October 23, 2012

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

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34 vianney October 23, 2012

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

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35 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 23, 2012

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

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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!

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37 Jennifer @ Delicieux October 24, 2012

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

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38 Lora @cakeduchess October 25, 2012

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

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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!

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40 Kankana October 25, 2012

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

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41 Baker Street October 26, 2012

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

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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 :-)

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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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