Pumpkin spice shortbread sandwich cookies are the perfect autumn snack! Crisp, buttery pumpkin shortbread cookies filled with a layer of sweet cream filling, for a taste of autumn in every bite.
Do you ever play mind games with yourself? I do it all of the time. Little mental lines in the sand are drawn as a test of my own will power and fortitude. Mind you, these boundaries are of minor consequence–nothing huge or earth shattering–rather they are fleeting ideals that I try to uphold.
Things like I will only read one more chapter before going to sleep, or I refuse to turn the heat on in the house until November 1st, or I will not eat my weight in cobbler for breakfast. Most recently, it was I will not share a new pumpkin recipe before October 1st.
Obviously, I failed to adhere to that last one because here I am, sharing a pumpkin recipe on September 30th.
I am so weak!
When it comes to willpower, I’ve long ago made peace with the reality that I have very little–especially when baking is concerned. I was inspired to create this recipe upon daydreaming about Thanksgiving menus and pumpkin cake rolls. Man, I love a good cake roll! I may be able to make a pretty pie or decorate a neat looking cake, but filled cake rolls are my baking nemesis.
I love them. They hate me. I’ve come to terms with my baking shortcomings. I’ve begrudgingly moved on. If only cake rolls were as easy to make as cookies. I know cookies. Making cookies is as easy as falling off a log!
Oh, don’t even pretend that you’ve never fallen off a log before. I can’t be the only one!
Cookies are totally my BFF. Given my cake roll ineptitude, it wasn’t a huge leap to coax the same flavors of a pumpkin cake roll into sandwich cookies.
Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Sandwich Cookies are crisp, spiced pumpkin shortbread cookies with a generous layer of cream filling in between.
They practically ooze comforting fall flavors!
The recipe is simple and versatile. The cookie dough may either be rolled into a log and chilled for slice and bake refrigerator cookies, or rolled flat and cut with shaped cookie cutters. I chose a simple round cutter, but how seriously cute would these cookies be if cut into little pumpkin shapes? Little pumpkin shaped sandwich cookies would be perfect for a Halloween or Fall party.
While I may have failed in my own personal resolve to withhold a new pumpkin recipe until October 1st, I hope that you’ll forgive the indiscretion. After popping the first sandwich cookie into my mouth, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!
If you love these Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Sandwich Cookies as much as I do, then maybe–just maybe–I didn’t fail at all.