Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Spiced Pumpkin Cookie Cakes

This week's Sweet Melissa Sundays pick, Spiced Pumpkin Cookies (chosen by Debbie of Every Day Blessings of The Fivedees) could not have come at a better time. My mom enlisted me to make the dessert for Thanksgiving (in Canada, Thanksgiving was last weekend). And on a trip to the States in August, I had stocked up on canned pumpkin because it's so much cheaper there. Naturally, making a pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving was a given, but I knew I wanted it to be something more than the usual pumpkin pie. So when I saw that these pumpkin cookie cakes were an upcoming SMS recipe, my choice was made.

Sweet little pumpkin cookie cakes, sandwiched with orange cream cheese icing in the middle - autumnal whoopie pies. I knew they would add a whimsical touch to the end of our Thanksgiving meal.

The batter itself tasted like pumpkin pie, and when cooked, tasted like pumpkin gingerbread. I loved the bright flavour of the orange zest in the cream cheese icing, although my fiance (that word still sounds strange to me) felt the orange zest ruined it. At least he had fun chowing down on the extra batter (once it had made enough cookies, I slathered the remaining batter on a cookie sheet and baked it as a slab).

Debbie, thank you for your selection. It was a very tasty and timely choice. Click here to visit Debbie's blog and get the recipe.


Flourchild October 18, 2009 at 2:17:00 PM EDT  

This is a great recipe, Im glad you enjoyed it too! Your cookies look fat and delicious!

lakegirl October 18, 2009 at 3:45:00 PM EDT  

Your cookies look wonderful! I like how "puffy" your look! Mine were flatter than I would like!

Anonymous October 18, 2009 at 7:11:00 PM EDT  

I'm glad they were a success for you. They look delicious!

margot October 18, 2009 at 7:36:00 PM EDT  

Your cookies look terrific! These would be an excellent addition to a Thanksgiving table, great timing for you!

Shandy October 18, 2009 at 8:13:00 PM EDT  

I am sorry your fiance thought the orange zest ruined the frosting. I thought the zest added a wonderful flavor and color. Well, I guess we all see and taste foods a little differently.

I think your little cookies are adorable 'and' the perfect treat for the end of a Thanksgiving dinner. Very nice!

Nina October 18, 2009 at 9:05:00 PM EDT  

glad that it was fitting for the Thanksgiving dinner!

Tracey October 18, 2009 at 10:56:00 PM EDT  

Great decision to make these for Thanksgiving! I'm sure they were the perfect ending to the meal! Yours look wonderful :)

k.a.r.e.n October 19, 2009 at 10:02:00 AM EDT  

Your cookies look great! Glad this recipe was a winner for you.

Eliana October 19, 2009 at 2:45:00 PM EDT  

Your cookie cakes look picture perfect Kaitlin.

Karin October 19, 2009 at 10:02:00 PM EDT  

I was afraid my husband wouldn't like the orange zest in the filling but he surprised me an did. I loved it! And what a wonderful Thanksgiving treat- I'll have to remember that next month.

Jeannette October 20, 2009 at 2:34:00 PM EDT  

those are such adorable little bite sized whoopie pies!! great job!!

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