Halloween Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies {contributor Lise}

 

Pumpkin Sandwich cookies, they are so soft and moist, but not cakey. So yummy!

Halloween Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies, These festive cookies are perfect for a Halloween party, football gathering or to cure that pumpkin craving that comes around this time of year.

Hello again! Lise here from Mom Loves Baking. Halloween is almost here and have I got a yummy treat to share with you. I should call them Faux Pumpkin Sandwich cookies because there isn’t any pumpkin in them. They are made with Pumpkin Spice Jello Pudding. Have you ever made cookies with pudding? They are so soft and moist, but not cakey. So yummy!

I found these Halloween chocolate chips in Target and thought they were super  cute. I found the pumpkin spice Jello at Walmart. These are both seasonal items, so if you see them, you better scoop them up quick before they sell out.

 

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I think this is the most perfect cookie batter I’ve ever made. It’s not too thick and it’s so easy to handle. It doesn’t stick to your hands when you’re rolling the cookie dough into balls. Then I flattened them a bit with my hand and added some extra chips on top to make them look pretty.

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It’s important not to over bake these cookies since they have a filling. You want them to be soft. They will look like they’re not quite done when they come out but will firm up as they cool.

Halloween Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies, These festive cookies are perfect for a Halloween party, football gathering or to cure that pumpkin craving that comes around this time of year.

The filling is my favorite chocolate buttercream recipe. You can use it for frosting cakes or eating right out of the bowl. It’s that good!

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It’s amazing to me that these cookies really do taste like pumpkin with a hint of pumpkin pie spice. It’s not too overpowering though. I just love pumpkin and
chocolate together. How about you? These festive cookies are perfect for a Halloween party, football gathering or to cure that pumpkin craving that comes around this time of year. Enjoy!

Halloween Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies, These festive cookies are perfect for a Halloween party, football gathering or to cure that pumpkin craving that comes around this time of year.

Halloween Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 526 kcal

Pumpkin Sandwich cookies, they are so soft and moist, but not cakey. So yummy!

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Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 2 1/2 c. 350g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 3.4 oz/96g box of pumpkin spice pudding (Jello brand)
  • 3/4 c. 170g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 c. 220g brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • 1 10 oz./283g bag of Halloween Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Orange Colored Morsels

For the filling

  • 1/2 c. 113g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 c. 480g confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 c. 60g unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2/3 c. 150ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and pumpkin spice pudding mix. Place the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat for 3 minutes. Then add eggs, one at time, followed by vanilla. Beat on medium for another minute.

  2. Scrape down sides. Then reduce to low speed and add dry ingredients. Combine until just incorporated. Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips (reserving 1/2 cup of chips for the top of cookies).

  3. Line a large baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper. Measure about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Roll into a ball. Space the cookies 2 inches apart. 

  4. Slightly flatten the cookies using the palm of your hand. Place about 5 chips on top of each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes or just until set. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Place butter in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. With mixer on low speed, gradually add half of the sugar and cocoa powder, then half of the cream. Beat on low until combined. Add the remaining sugar, cocoa and cream. Add vanilla. Beat on low until combined. Then turn speed up to medium high and beat for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Frosting should be creamy and slightly shiny. If it's dull looking and too thick, add a little more cream. Try 1-2 more tablespoons, then beat again on medium for about 30 seconds. Repeat, if needed.

  7. Fill cookies. I used a decorating bag fitted with a #1M tip. You can also just spread the filling with a spoon or spatula. Makes 10-12 sandwich cookies.

Nutrition Facts
Halloween Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Potassium 369mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 19g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 25.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Comments at Halloween Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies {contributor Lise}

  1. We are going to have to try these. They look amazing.

  2. Yum! This another great recipe! Love it!

  3. Thank you for sharing this Halloween yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things blog ho. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  4. Call me Cookie Monster! I *need*one of these cookies right now.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show Me Saturdays! Hope to see you again this weekend!
    ~ Ashley

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