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Homemade Pumpkin Oreos

Homemade Pumpkin Oreos, soft cake-like chocolate cookies with pumpkin cream cheese filling, a taste of fall!

 

 

I have a confession to make, I’m not a huge pumpkin lover. The best thing I ever ate pumpkin wise was my swirled pumpkin cheesecake from last year.

BUT, pair pumpkin with chocolate and that’s a totally different story! These homemade “Oreos” are bursting with both chocolatey and pumpkin goodness! Even I couldn’t eat just one, now that’s saying a lot!

The recipe for the pumpkin filling is from Food Network.

Homemade Pumpkin Oreos

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 305 kcal

Homemade Pumpkin Oreos, soft cake-like chocolate cookies with pumpkin cream cheese filling, a taste of fall!

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Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup hot water
  • 1/2 Cup milk

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 Tbls butter unsalted, softened
  • 1/4 Cup puree pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl, mix to combine and set aside. Cream together the 1/2 Cup shortening with the granulated sugar with a hand mixer (or stand mixer) on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add in the eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and beat for an additional minute until combined. On low speed, mix in 1/3 the flour mixture and combine thoroughly. Add in the milk and combine. Add in another 1/3 of the flour, mix to combine. Add in the hot water, mix to combine. Finally, add in the remaining flour and thoroughly mix. Use a spatula to scrap down the sides of the bowl between additions.
  2. Place tablespoon sized dollops on to parchment or silicone lined baking sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes until cookies look set. Place baking sheet on wire rack for 5 minutes to cool. Place cookies directly on wire rack to cool completely.
  3. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. Cream together the cream cheese and butter until combined. Add in the remaining ingredients and whip on medium speed for 3 minutes until fluffy. Spread filling evenly on the cookies or use a piping bag. Top with another cookie, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pumpkin Oreos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 21.6%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Step by Step Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl, mix to combine and set aside. Cream together the 1/2 Cup shortening with the granulated sugar with a hand mixer (or stand mixer) on medium speed for 3 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl, mix to combine and set aside. Cream together the 1/2 Cup shortening with the granulated sugar with a hand mixer (or stand mixer) on medium speed for 3 minutes.

Add in the eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and beat for an additional minute until combined.

Add in the eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and beat for an additional minute until combined.

On low speed, mix in 1/3 the flour mixture and combine thoroughly. Add in the milk and combine. Add in another 1/3 of the flour, mix to combine. Add in the hot water, mix to combine. Finally, add in the remaining flour and thoroughly mix. Use a spatula to scrap down the sides of the bowl between additions.

On low speed, mix in 1/3 the flour mixture and combine thoroughly. Add in the milk and combine. Add in another 1/3 of the flour, mix to combine. Add in the hot water, mix to combine. Finally, add in the remaining flour and thoroughly mix. Use a spatula to scrap down the sides of the bowl between additions.

Place tablespoon sized dollops on to parchment or silicone lined baking sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes until cookies look set. Place baking sheet on wire rack for 5 minutes to cool. Place cookies directly on wire rack to cool completely.

Place tablespoon sized dollops on to parchment or silicone lined baking sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes until cookies look set. Place baking sheet on wire rack for 5 minutes to cool. Place cookies directly on wire rack to cool completely.

While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. Cream together the cream cheese and butter until combined.

While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. Cream together the cream cheese and butter until combined.

Add in the remaining ingredients and whip on medium speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.

Add in the remaining ingredients and whip on medium speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.

Spread filling evenly on the cookies or use a piping bag.

Spread filling evenly on the cookies or use a piping bag.

Top with another cookie, serve and enjoy!

YUMMM, I love the addition of cinnamon in the filling, give it that extra warmth fall desserts have!

I really hope you liked today’s Halloween series recipe! Don’t forget to check out Parrish’s recipe for Halloween Cookies and Scream Bark:

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20 Wonderful Comments

  1. September 23, 2014

    OMGosh love them, I have to make them for my bestie!

  2. September 23, 2014

    Oreos are my greatest weakness. I’m pretty sure pumpkin Oreos would be my undoing…in the best way possible! 🙂

  3. Bobbi says:
    September 23, 2014

    I can make my own Oreos? What? Rock on!!

    Pinning this!
    Thanks for sharing 😉

  4. Pam says:
    September 23, 2014

    Wow these look delicious! I have made a regular oreo in the past so I will have to try these this fall!

    -Pam @ Pam’s Life

  5. September 26, 2014

    Thanks so much for sharing! I am pinning to try these out very soon! You’ve also inspired me to hunt down a recipe for Mint Oreos (my favorite). We live overseas and the Mint Oreos are $4-5 on the military base and I’m not about to pay that! LOL.

  6. Jenny says:
    September 26, 2014

    These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  7. September 27, 2014

    Wow these look great! I’ve never thought of putting pumpkin and chocolate together! Dropping by from SITS Sharefest!

  8. Heather says:
    September 27, 2014

    These all looks delicious! Stopping by from Sits Sharefest and pinning your great recipes, all are so festive!

  9. September 27, 2014

    I made these for our neighbor yesterday. HUGE compliments! thanks for the recipe!

    • September 28, 2014

      WOO HOO, thanks so much for letting us know!

  10. Šárka says:
    September 28, 2014

    They look sooo tasty, I have to try them ASAP!

  11. Kimberly says:
    September 29, 2014

    I will be trying these! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  12. September 30, 2014

    Delicious, festive and CHOCOLATE!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by WONDERFULLY CREATIVE WEDNESDAYS! We are featuring your yummy Oreos this week!! Warmest, Nic

  13. October 1, 2014

    Thank you again for the recipe I made these this week and posting a link back to you today 🙂

  14. October 3, 2014

    I love Oreos but have been trying to cut out anything prepackaged, so these look like a delicious treat for when I cheat on my Paleo meal plan!

  15. October 4, 2014

    Thank for linking up these delicious looking cookies to Wonderful Wednesday blog hop a couple weeks ago. I am adding them to my Cookie Roundup for this Sunday, 10/05/14.

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

  16. Bea says:
    September 1, 2015

    Thank You soo much for sharing this!! I was looking for a new, yummy recipe for fall and (as a huge Oreos junkie I am) this seems to be EXACTLY what I’m looking for! Can’t wait to try it out! ?
    Have a lovely day ahead ❤️
    Bea

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