Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cream Pies: A Recipe

Recently, I needed to make a dish to take to a recipe club event, and the theme was "fall favorites". I LOVE everything pumpkin, and I knew this would be the perfect time to make the Oatmeal Pumpkin Cream Pies I had pinned on my Pinterest desserts board. The recipe comes from Sally's Baking Addiction, and it was a big hit. I'm even considering making these again for Thanksgiving when my family visits. 



• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
• 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 large egg
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 2/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
• 1 cup all-purpose flour


• 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
• 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
• 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
• 2 - 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (to thicken)
• salt, to taste



1. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars until smooth.
2. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix well.
3. Slowly stir in the baking soda, cinnamon, oats, and flour.
4. Mix together until just combined.
5. Chill the dough for at least one hour in the fridge. 
6. Preheat the oven to 325º. 
7. Roll 2 tsp of dough into a ball, and place on cookie sheet.
8. Bake for 9 minutes. Let cool for one minute before moving to a wire cooling rack. 
*I had to bake mine for about 15 minutes for them to be at the right consistency for me, but that may just be my oven or preference. 


1. With a mixer, mix the cream cheese, butter, pumpkin purée, and spices on medium speed until creamy.
2. Add powdered sugar, and continue mixing.
3. If frosting is not thick enough (mine was definitely NOT thick enough), add flour, a little bit at a time.
4. Add salt to cut the sweetness, if desired.
5. Spread a generous amount of frosting on the bottom of one cookie, and sandwich it with another cookie, until all cookies are gone. 

*Cookies stay fresh for up to five days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

  • What is your favorite "fall" food?
  • Are you on the pumpkin bandwagon this year?

1 comment:

  1. I love everything about this recipe! These would be gone in a day in my house!