Perfect for Fall Pumpkin Ginger Sandwich Cookies
They’re the epitome of fall. Chewy ginger, clove, and cinnamon spiced cookies combine with a luscious pumpkin cream cheese filling making them a cozy fall treat. There’s even a little white chocolate drizzle to top them all off. They’re warming, comforting and nostalgic all in one bite. Even the smell they make while baking is mouth-watering.
To be completely honest, these pumpkin ginger sandwich cookies came about by accident.
I found myself with some leftover pumpkin icing after making cupcakes for a friend. Instead of eating it straight from the piping bag (like I would normally do) I decided it would be the perfect filling for a sandwich cookie.
Originally, I thought an oatmeal cookie would be best. BUT, when I opened my Bobbette and Belle cookbook and flipped to the ginger cookie recipe, I knew that was the better option. Usually, when I think of ginger cookies, I think of bland, hard gingerbread people, but this recipe changed my mind.
The cookies have molasses in them which automatically made the dough smell like pumpkin. It was then that I knew that this cookie/filling combo would be a match made in baking heaven.
After tasing these cookies, I knew that I would be adding them to my regular rotation of fall treats. The spices in this cookie are perfect and keep it from being too sweet. I think the small bit of sweetness from the pumpkin icing in the middle adds all the sweetness this cookie needs.
These Pumpkin Ginger Sandwich Cookies would also be a great addition to your Christmas cookie repertoire. Even just the ginger cookies on their own are perfect for Christmas and fall alike.
I’d love to know what you think of these cookies! Let me know if they’ll be making an appearance in your kitchen anytime soon 🙂
- xo, tess.