Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Oatmeal Creme Pies with Pumpkin Buttercream

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Guess what special ingredient these delicious cookies have?  Pumpkin, of course. It's Fall! Everything has to have pumpkin right? lol.  Well, they have another cool ingredient!!  Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix!!





I have had chocolate chip pudding cookies before and I fell in love.  The pudding makes the cookies softer than usual and adds a great flavor.  When I saw the Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix at the grocery store, I knew I had to use it for pumpkin cookies!






I had so many ideas for pumpkin cookies.  I had one cookie that I just couldn't get off of my mind though.  Our local bakery, Hall's, has a pumpkin creme pie cookie during the fall.  They gave one to me for free when I was pregnant a few years ago, and now I stop to get them every chance I get!! They are so addictive!!





I decided to add oats to my recipe.  I also made a Pumpkin Buttercream to fill the middle.  They were such a good fall treat. I loved experimenting with the pudding and the buttercream.






I have another box of Pumpkin Spice Pudding.  I have a million ideas for cookies and pies!  What would you make with the Jell-O Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding ?









Pumpkin Oatmeal Creme Pies with Pumpkin Buttercream

By: Crystal Barrett

Makes about 12 creme pies                                  (Click Here to Print)




Cookie Ingredients 
1/2 c softened butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c sugar
1 box  Jell-O Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding Mix
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 c flour
1 c oats
1/4 c pumpkin puree

Pumpkin Buttercream Ingredients
1 c softened unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
3 c powdered sugar
4 tbs pumpkin puree
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (OR save some of the pudding mix and use here)



Directions for Cookies:

-  Cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar on medium setting in the mixer.

-  Add pudding mix and beat until incorporated.

-  Add eggs, vanilla, and puree and beat another minute.

-  Add the flour and baking soda and beat until well blended.

- Fold in oats.

-  Roll the cookies into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

-  Bake on 350 for 9-12 minutes.

*Notes: It is ok to take the cookies out of the oven when they are still a little gooey.  They     will harden as they cool and you will be left with a soft cookie.

-  After they have cooled coat one bottom side of a cookie with the finished buttercream.        Find a like sized cookie and place on top, making a sandwich.

Directions for Buttercream

-  Beat the butter in a mixer until it is soft and fluffy.

-  Add cinnamon, vanilla, spice (or pudding mix), and pumpkin puree.  Beat until all the          ingredients are blended.

-  Add the powdered sugar to the mixer one cup at a time.  Beat 2 minutes.

-  Add to the cookies to make creme pies.















23 comments:

  1. Those are the prettiest little cookies! I'm thinking of making these for a treat for my kids' teachers.

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    1. Yay! I hope she loves them as much as we did! Maybe your kids will get a little extra credit ;)

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  2. I need to go stock up on about 20 boxes of that pudding, first of all (I've never seen it before!!) - and then some baking time is in order. These sound awesome!

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    1. I've found that the pudding isn't with the other puddings, but with the holiday baking products. Hope that helps in your search :)

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  3. That pumpkin butter cream sounds amazing!! What a great fall dessert!

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    1. It was very good! Thinking about making a cake with it!!

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  4. I'm totally with you! Everything needs pumpkin at this point. :) And that filling looks incredible!

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  5. I love pudding in cookies - you're right - they make them so soft! These sound delicious!

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  6. I haven't seen that pudding but you can bet it's on the shopping list for my next trip to the grocery store!

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  7. Look in the holiday baking section. They don't usually put it with the regular puddings.

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  8. I want one RIGHT NOW!!! Pinning to my Pumpkin board!

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  9. These are the most pumpkin-y cookies I've seen - so fall and Halloween perfect!

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  10. I want to run right into my kitchen and make these immediately.

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    1. Please do! :) then send some to me because my husband ate them all lol

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  11. Ahh haha I love the photos of the girls! Love these pumpkin cookies, what a great idea to use the pumpkin pudding in them!

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  12. These cookies look scrumptious! I didn't know there was pumpkin spice pudding - will have to look for it next time I'm grocery shopping.

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  13. I SO want to chomp on a couple of these...Especially since I am on day 16 without sugar...Gah! 5 days to go!!

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