Perfect for Fall Pumpkin Ginger Sandwich Cookies
Theyâ€™re the epitome of fall. Chewy ginger, earthy clove, and warming cinnamon spiced cookies combine with a luscious pumpkin cream cheese filling yielding the ultimate cozy fall treat. Thereâ€™s even a little white chocolate drizzle to top them all off. Theyâ€™re warming, comforting and nostalgic all in one bite. Even the smell these cookies 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 decided to go down a different path.Â Usually when I think of ginger cookies, I think of bland, hard gingerbread people, but I had a feeling that this recipe could change 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 strike the perfect balance and keep the cookie 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.
Iâ€™d love to know what you think of these cookies! Let me know if theyâ€™ll be making an appearance in your kitchen anytime soon đź™‚
- xo, tess.