Monday, October 5, 2009

Cookie Monday

I wanted to make a spicy, pumpkiny version of these today.
And yet- STILL no canned pumpkin at the store. So I would have added pumpkin puree to the filling, but here they are, partially adapted from their original deliciousness:

1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating well.
3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Add oats; stir well. Add to butter mixture; stir until well blended.
4. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.
5. Make cream filling: Beat all ingredients in bowl of an electric mixer until light & fluffy.
6. Spread 1 tablespoon Cream Filling over each bottom side of half of cookies; top with remaining cookies, right side up

Makes 3 dozen, or 18 sandwiches.
Original recipe from Cottage Living.


Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

These look so delicious! I can't wait to try them!

Lindsey said...


JackieD said...

i have 12 cans of pumpkin in my pantry from last fall, i really need to get to using them!

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Seriously, what's up with there being no canned pumpkin?!! I wanted to make Bakerella's pumpkin pie bites, but nope. Oy!

Those cookies sound yummy!

Amber said...

Yummy! Thank you so much for getting back to me about the pancake mix gone cookie thing. I really appreciate it! You have such a fun blog.

Tanya said...

Is that a California thing??.. cause here in Canada we have LOTS of pumpkin all year long!! That's too bad, but the cookies look

meg duerksen said...

oh yum.
i want these. right this moment....they would be so good with my coffee.
since you told me there is a shortage on pumpkin...i started hoarding it. i love pumpkin so the thought of not having it when i want it scares me. so i am buying out the shelf at walmart!

Danielle said...

Oooh yum! Did you try Safeway? My store has pumpkin year round.

Tage said...

I found canned pumpkin at Safeway on Sunday-- before I knew there was a shortage! It just sounded good. Send some of those cookies to me! :)

Haus of Girls said...

I am making these tonight! Thank you for sharing :) They look so yummy. Love your cute blog!