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Spooky Sandwich Cookies with Pumpkin Buttercream Filling

The #GreatHallowTweet begins today, hosted by Renee! I’m kicking off the festivities on my blog with these spooky sandwich cookies filled with pumpkin buttercream. But be sure (and beware!) to click on the links in my sidebar to see more fun Halloween treats!

Here’s what you’ll need to make the sandwich cookies:

And here’s what you’ll need to make the pumpkin buttercream filling:

First, divide a batch of your favorite sugar cookie dough into three pieces.

Color each piece using a few drops each of the yellow, orange, and black food coloring. Wear gloves if you don’t want your hands to get messy!

Divide each of the three balls into thirds again, and roll out the thirds of dough into about 1/2″ thickness. Place one strand of each color next to the others.

Roll out the dough so that it becomes one piece, about 1/4″ thick. Cut circles from the dough using a cookie cutter or the top of a glass.

Bake the cookies however long they need to bake depending on the recipe you use. Mine took about 8-10 minutes.

While the cookies are cooling, make the pumpkin buttercream filling. First, beat together the shortening and butter until smooth. Add in the pumpkin and cinnamon, and then beat in the powdered sugar. Finally, add in the milk, beating until smooth.

When the cookies have cooled completely, spread the filling on the inside of one of the cookies. Top with another cookie. Repeat until all the sandwiches have been made.

Posted by on October 25, 2009.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

18 Responses

  1. I LOVE these cookies! So cute…need to make them today! My nieces will love them!

    by Michelle on Oct 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm

  2. These cookies are so cute! Love them!

    by Judy on Oct 25, 2009 at 2:02 pm

  3. very cute and creative!

    by Meg Kat on Oct 25, 2009 at 2:21 pm

  4. Pumpkin buttercream sounds incredible… Love the cookies!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Oct 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm

  5. What a clever idea! And I love the thought of a pumpkin filling. Yum! Nice kick-off to the #GreatHallowTweet, Tracy!

    by RJ on Oct 26, 2009 at 1:50 am

  6. Looks so yummy!! I love the 3 colors!

    by faithy on Oct 26, 2009 at 5:45 am

  7. Tracy…I am IN LOVE with these!!! OMG…too cute!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Oct 26, 2009 at 10:30 am

  8. These are darling! I love them!!

    by Amy (Sing For Your Supper) on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm

  9. I’d happily enjoy a few of these–I *love* the idea of a pumpkin buttercream. And the cookies themselves are great with the three colors! So creative!

    by Elle on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm

  10. Oooo, interesting! Any trouble with the cookies coming apart at the seams?

    by Small Town Runner Karen on Oct 26, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  11. WOW! These look incredible! How fun!

    by ShelleyBakes on Oct 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

  12. I want to make every single thing in your blog Tracy…it all looks so good!!

    by Nicole Underwood on Oct 26, 2009 at 8:06 pm

  13. What fun cookies!And I love the filling.

    by courtney aka glamah on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm

  14. I am loving the way these look! Adorable!

    by Danielle on Oct 27, 2009 at 7:36 am

  15. these are gorgeous. love how you baked them!

    by Little Miss Cupcake on Nov 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm

  16. Just gave this post a stumble! Can’t wait to make these for Thanksgiving!

    by Michelle on Nov 3, 2009 at 1:51 am

  17. These are REALLY cute! What a great idea- and not earthshatteringly difficult for such wonderful results! Yea! 🙂

    by jengd on Nov 11, 2009 at 2:59 pm

  18. These are adorable! Yum 🙂

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Oct 29, 2010 at 8:21 am

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →