Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Treat Day Wednesday–Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

It’s Day 3 of Pumpkin Week and even the kids special treat day gets pumpkined!

Both my girls love sugar cookies and pumpkin pie, so I thought I’d try to incorporate them together.  I made some plain but I also took two and made them like oreos!



  • 12 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg


  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add egg and pumpkin.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  4. Add to butter mixture.
  5. The batter will be sticky and won’t roll.
  6. On a piece of plastic wrap, form a long roll and wrap. Roll to form into a log.
  7. Chill for an hour and cut into cookies.
  8. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Blend together until smooth.


So although I loved these, the girls found them too “spicy”.  That’s their word for anything that has spices. So more for me!  I need them, not, but my shattered psyche does.  Last week I cut the tip off my thumb when I wasn’t paying attention whilst cutting apples and then yesterday I stubbed my baby toe on our wooden rocking chair.  There might have been some profanities used and then I looked at it and it was 3 times the size as the other toe and a beautiful shade of purple.  Good times :)

Ah well, more time to cook!

Thanks for looking!

Next Up: Pumpkin Crème Brulee

Linking with:
Share the Wealth Wednesday
Let's do Brunch
These Chicks Cook


  1. Oh, yummo! These look so de-lish! I have to make them! I am pinning these. I just posted a recipe for bite sized apple pies, if you want to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @

  2. These sounds so yummy, I think I'll make these for my neighbors, they love pumpkin treats!

  3. These aren't too spicy for me! That cream cheese filling sound delicious too.

    P.S. Hoping for quick healing of both your finger and your toe.

  4. Loving pumpkin week. These look so scrumptious. Thanks for sharing on Monday Mingle.

  5. how many does this make? wondering in it will be enough to bring to a halloween party

  6. This made about 2 dozen filled cookies!

  7. Oh no, Karen! I hope you (and your toe) are feeling much better! And your poor finger! I go through phases like that where I am very accident prone - it's usually cuts and burns with me. Let's hope that this particular phase is over for you now!! Your Pumpkin Sugar Spice Cookies sounds lovely, and I particularly like the version you have sandwiched together with that lovely filling. Thank you for sharing them with Let's Do Brunch. I've chosen them as one of my highlights this week :-)

  8. Oh, I Love the pumpkin theme! This looks awesome and can't wait to see the creme brûlée!

    Thanks for linking up to this week!