Soft and chewy pumpkin molasses cookies filled with tangy cream cheese frosting make for the best Pumpkin Molasses Sandwich Cookies.
Well, friends, here we are in the home stretch before Thanksgiving and I’m still coming at ya with pumpkin recipes.
I’m a little behind in my Thanksgiving prep this year due to vacation, but I’ve got a solid week ahead of me to make it all happen.
Luckily, I remembered to order my turkey last week when someone mentioned a Turkey Buzzard on the beach.
Today I’m sharing an oldie but goodie for Pumpkin Molasses Sandwich Cookies.
This recipe has been on my blog for years, but it definitely needed a refresh.
I know so many people think pumpkin recipes shouldn’t stretch beyond Thanksgiving, but I am here to tell you that these Pumpkin Molasses Sandwich Cookies are pretty perfect any time of the year – but especially perfect for the holiday season.
Because they’re rolled in sugar, they have a little glisten to them which will make them a beautiful addition to any holiday cookie tray!
SOFT AND CHEWY PUMPKIN MOLASSES COOKIES
These cookies were inspired by a trip to Target years ago.
So how could I possibly remember one specific Target trip?
Because that’s when I discovered a box of pumpkin cheesecake sandwich cookies.
Pumpkin! Cheesecake! Together, in Target!
Fate, I tell ya.
Anyway, I did resist putting the box of store-bought cookies in my cart that day. But I came home and immediately worked on making my own – probably better – version.
I knew they had to have a cream cheese filling, of course. But for the cookies, I decided on pumpkin molasses cookies.
These cookies are soft and on the chewier side, with a rich flavor from the molasses. They are also rolled in sugar before baking, so they get a little bit of texture on the outside.
The cookies are the perfect contrast to the creamy, tangy filling.
If cream cheese frosting isn’t your thing, you could fill these with homemade buttercream frosting instead, but I’ll stick with the cream cheese version, thank you very much.
MORE OF MY FAVORITE SANDWICH COOKIE RECIPES
These Pumpkin Molasses Sandwich Cookies are one of my favorite sandwich cookie recipes, but there are many others I enjoy as well!
After all, sandwich cookies give you an excuse to eat two cookies and call it one serving.
My Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies are one of the most popular recipes on my site for a reason. These are a classic!
But for now, I’ll enjoy one more Pumpkin Molasses Sandwich Cookie while eating pumpkin is still socially acceptable.