Pumpkin Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

by | Updated: December 5th, 2022

Gorgeous, buttery shortbread with a hint of spiced pumpkin? Yes, please! But wait, there’s so much more! Nestled snuggly between two shortbread cookies lies the sweetest pumpkin cream with the flavors of maple, cinnamon and vanilla. These treats feel warming, with turmeric and a blend of traditional pumpkin pie spices mixed into the shortbread. They’ll earn a prized spot in any wintertime dessert spread. And with an elevated, gourmet taste, they also make a memorable gift.

Pumpkin Shortbread Sandwich Cookies on Platter

Pumpkin Shortbread Sandwich Cookies on Platter
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Pumpkin Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 20 sandwich cookies
Calories 117 kcal
Author Iso Rapalo



Pumpkin butter filling



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer or in large mixing bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and pumpkin puree. Mix until fully incorporated and creamy.
  3. In mixing bowl, sift together flour, turmeric, salt and pumpkin spice; add to bowl with butter mixture. Mix until dough is well combined. (Note: Do not over mix.)
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes - 1 hour.
  5. On countertop or flat working area, scatter flour. With rolling pin, roll dough to ¼- to ½-inch thick.
  6. Using 3-inch cookie cutter of choice, cut out cookies and arrange on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 12-14 minutes. (Note: All ovens are different. Bake until cookies are golden in color.)
  8. In sauce pan, stir together all ingredients for pumpkin butter and cook, stirring, about 15 minutes until bubbling and thick.
  9. Spread 1 tsp. pumpkin butter on flat side of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat side down. Roll sides in sprinkles, if desired.

Recipe tips

  1. Alternately, use chocolate ganache for filling, if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 155mg6%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1256IU25%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.