Tis the season for baking! How is it that the holiday season makes more keen to tie on an apron? Is it the fact that a hot oven filling the house with sweet fragrances and promises of a full tummy make the cold winter days cheerier? Whatever the reason, these pumpkin spice oatmeal cookie sandwiches are incredible, and I’ll be baking them year-round, they’re so yummy!Pumpkin spiced baked goods are trendy this time of year, and I’m all about jumping on that bandwagon as far as cookies go. These hearty pumpkin oatmeal cookies, adapted from here, are loaded with pumpkin flavor and a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger that contrast beautifully with the tangy maple cream cheese filling.
Pumpkin and oatmeal in these sandwich cookies…that must be healthy, right?!
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1⅓ c. oats
- 1¼ t. baking powder
- 1½ t. ground cinnamon
- 1 t. ground ginger
- ¼ t. ground cloves
- 1 t. salt
- ½ t.ground nutmeg
- 2 sticks (1c.) butter, at room temperature
- 1 c. packed dark brown sugar
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
- 1-8oz. bar cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 stick (1/2 c.) butter, at room temp.
- 2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 T. maple syrup
- ¼ t. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat.
- Whisk together spices, salt, baking powder, flour, and oats.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter with both sugars until creamy, about 5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add half the dry ingredients followed by half the pumpkin. Repeat with flour mix and pumpkin.
- Using a cookie scoop place cookies 2" apart on sheets. Bake 12 minutes, rotate sheets in oven and bake another 10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely before filling.
- Filling Beat butter until lightened in color and creamy. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup and beat on low until combined. Pipe onto one cookie and top with another. Sprinkle the edges of filling with cinnamon, if desired.
One of my favorite things about the pumpkin spice cookie sandwiches is the pretty piped cream cheese frosting spiked with maple flavor. It’s not only delicious, but looks gorgeous peeking out from between the oatmeal cookies when piped with a pretty decorating tip. Tell me: What are your favorite flavors of the holiday season? Do you like to bake the same traditional holiday faves year after year or do you mix it up with new recipes?
Happy baking, friends!
Liz K says
oooooo, I am so glad you posted this!! I was going to ask for the recieta!!
It’s always great to hear reviews from friends who have actually tasted my recipes. So glad you liked them. I’m still waiting to try your peppermint mochas 🙂
The title of your post caught my eye at the C.R.A.F.T party–I had to stop by! I’ve never heard this combination of ingredients before and am totally enthralled by this!!! Pinning for future use and wanted to say thank you for this!! 😀
I would love it if you stopped by our Facebook page, and said “hello!”
Cathy, its great to meet you here this morning. These sandwich cookies blow store-bought oatmeal cream pies out of the water and are just perfect for this season. I sure hope you find the time to bake them and come back to let me know what you think! See you again soon.
Wow these cookie sandwiches look great! The maple and pumpkin combination sounds wonderful!!!
Maple and pumpkin are delicious side by side! I love them as scones, pancakes with cream cheese frosting, and of course, in these cookie sandwiches. Thank you for visiting, Colleen!
Heather @ French Press says
that filling looks incredible
You’ve got that right, Heather! I used some of the extra filling to slather on pancakes. It was delicious!
Angela @ Life in Velvet says
These look SO dangerous! Yum. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!
Thanks, Angela! You’re right, they’re dangerous indeed. I had to take them to a few get-togethers in order to whisk them out of my house. Too yummy to keep out of. Thank you for visiting this weekend.
Great project !!
I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!
Look forward to seeing you there 🙂
Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker says
Of course having oatmeal and pumpkin in these makes them healthy! That means I won’t feel bad if somehow 3 or 4 of them decide to disappear into my stomach at the same time–they look delicious!
I’m so glad you agree, Rebecca. Why, certainly these cookies are diet-friendly…haha. Thanks for stopping by and lovin’ on the cookies tonight. Hope you try them soon.
Cindy T says
I think I’m going to make these for an office cookie exchange – how does the filling hold up? I’m guessing the cookies need to be kept refrigerated to keep them from falling apart? They sound awesome!
Cindy, I did keep the cookies refrigerated until a couple hours before serving. I like the filling cold, but it will be fine left at room temp for a few hours. If you use a pretty piping tip, the delicate ridges in the frosting may get a little soft if they stay out too long, but in my experience they were fine left out for a few hours. Your office mates are going to love you! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the cookies!
I am absolutely loving maple this fall. And of course you have to have the pumpkin spice! What a perfect combo.
Carlee, these cookies are amazing, really. Hope you give ’em a try sometime soon. Don’t forget to make the filling though. Maple+cream cheese is outta this world good when it’s stuffed inside a cookie!
Mandee Thomas says
Mmmm, anything with pumpkin spice sounds perfect for fall! I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂
Aw, thanks so much for the feature, Mandee! Gotta love fall recipes.