Photo: Beatriz Da Costa
Makes 8 servings

If you like whoopie pies and pumpkin spice, this cookie is just for you.

How to Make It

Heat oven to 375° F.

Beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth. Add the pumpkin, vanilla, and egg and beat until combined.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar and butter and beat on medium-low speed until fully incorporated. Spoon heaping tablespoons of the mixture 2 inches apart onto parchment- or foil-lined baking sheets. Bake until puffed and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Clean the mixer, then, as the cookies bake, beat the cream cheese, heavy cream, and confectioners' sugar until smooth and spreadable. Spread the flat sides of half the cooled cookies with the cream mixture. Top with the remaining cookies.

Tip: The cookies can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept in an airtight container. Whip the filling and assemble the sandwiches no more than 2 hours before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Sugarplum40's Review

December 05, 2009
This is one of the best pumpkin cookie recipes I have used. Sometimes I double the batch and add chocolate chips and nuts to the cookie batter. This is usually the recipe I use when I want good pumpkin cookies.

kedenv's Review

December 19, 2011
Great cookie for lovers of pumpkin! The balance of the frosting to the cake like cookie is like a pumpkin party in your mouth! A new family favorite for the holidays!

tyemma11's Review

December 01, 2013

KTangalakis's Review

October 01, 2010
One word....AMAZING! We made the recipe exactly as shown and they are so tasty and perfect for fall! You must try these!

MsSlaughterback's Review

January 03, 2012
Loved these cookies, super easy to make and oh so tasty!

cookiemunster's Review

October 05, 2009
These were fabulous. I doubled the recipe. I also did not have whipping cream so just used a little 1/2 and 1/2. I had to cook the cookies about 13 minutes.