• pumpkin rose cookies

    filed under: Sandwich Cookies on September 19, 2014

    Making things into roses is kinda my thing.  I have an Original Rose Cake, Neapolitan Rose Cookies and Red Velvet Rose Cookies.  I recently decided to re-vamp my Pumpkin & Brown Butter Sandwich Cookie’s and make them into rose cookies!

    Which is kinda weird, I admit.  I mean, the correlation between roses and pumpkins is not exactly obvious.

    Except here at iambaker! Then it’s like, da.

    Pumpkin Rose Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!


    I simply used my Homemade Spice Cake mix and added a can of store bought pumpkin puree.

    The cookies are basically the same as the Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Brown Butter Buttercream, only I made then a tad fancier.

    I’m so fancy.  You already know.

    Pumpkin Rose Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!

    Just kidding.  That’s a song that I heard once by accident.  Think it was made for the young kids to listen to.

    I am more of a worship music kinda gal.  And 80’s Hairbands, monster ballads and stuff.  Yup, I am weird.

    Pumpkin Rose Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!

    Ok, back to these beauties.

    Spice Cake Mix + 15 ounce can Pumpkin Puree + Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting =



    Pipe out the cookies onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 14 minutes. Allow to cool. While cookies are cooling, prepare cream cheese frosting. Pipe (or spread) some cream cheese frosting between 2 cookies and serve. Best served within 24 hours.


    Pumpkin Rose Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!

    To get the rose effect I placed (1/2 at a time) of the pumpkin cookie batter (it is thick) into a pastry bag with a Ateco 846 closed star tip. I then piped out rosettes onto a parchment lined baking sheet. These cookies do not spread, so whatever design you pipe out is what it will look like when done baking.

    Allow to cool and pipe out a dollop of frosting onto one cookie, place another cookie on top, then take a bite!  Er, I mean, set aside and make another. Although I did take a lotta bites. They are kinda irresistible.

    You can pair these with that fabulous Caramel Cream Cheese or feel free to use any fabulous cream cheese frosting recipe.  (Or the brown butter buttercream I have linked to above!)

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    After assembly, how long do these last? I’d love to make them for my wedding!

      They start to get soft by day 2… but they are not really a crispy cookie to start with. For a wedding I would test it out first, see what you think of them and how long you can keep the stored and still taste good. Congrats on your upcoming nuptials!

        very good recipe. thanks alot 🙂

    This might be a really dumb question but do you use just the dry cake mix or do you follow the whole recipe for spice cake and then add the pumpkin? I assume you add the eggs, milk etc., into these cookies?

      Nope! The only ingredients are the dry cake mix and the pumpkin puree. No eggs, oil, or water!

        Oh so I did make them right! 🙂 yay! They had a different texture than I was expecting (chewier) so I thought maybe I was to actually follow the cake mix instructions. Thanks for clarifying.

        I made this mistake too! Oops! Technically, part of the “homemade spice cake mix” is the wet ingredients, so it might be helpful to clarify in the recipe above that you aren’t supposed to add the wet ingredients. I put in everything, and obviously did not come out with these cookies, more of a whoopie pie thing (not bad!). Pretty disappointed though 🙁

    These are so cute. I need to try them. Speaking of trying…. I made 3 jars of your yellow cake mix this week. I used one to make Gooey Butter Bars. I wasn’t sure about the butter and think I put too much. They were still wonderful and the edges were much better than the bought cake mix. I have your brownies in the oven now.

    How would you do the Gooey Bars if you were using your mix?

      Brownies are VERY good!!! It is a keeper for sure. I have had trouble finding a recipe I was pleased with. This works!!!

    How long and at what temp so you bake them at?

    Oh how brilliant! I’ve never thought of piping out cookie dough!

    Your rose technique in cookie form couldn’t be more fun! Lovely!

    These cookies look amazing, Amanda! Your rose frosting is my absolute favorite and piping out the cookie dough into a rose is even more genius! They’re gorgeous and I can’t wait to try this – pinning 🙂

    They are so fancy – and awesome!

    What temp are these baked at and for how long? Am anxious to try them; ’tis the season for them!

      Please reference the Pumpkin Sandwich cookie link the the post for all the recipe details. Thanks!

    The roses make them look so pretty!

    Wow. These look amazing! I am absolutely smitten with how gorgeous they look. I can’t wait to try some!

    How absolutely gorgeous are these? LOVE the fall look of them, and the flavor combo, one just can’t go wrong! Definitely need to try 🙂

    I love pumpkin rose cookies. But I’m new at making them so can you help me with the recipe how to make them. I want to make them for my church activity.

    These are gorgeous!! I like when my delicious food is pretty as well!! 🙂

    pretty always makes it taste better, and you are SO fancy!

    Hi, I was wondering if instead of the can pumpkin puree I make it with fresh pumpkin. Any advice for this idea?..love you blog…sooo pretty!

    Quick question, would you say these are like a cake texture or a cookie texture? I assumed it would be almost like pumpkin cupcakes only much much cuter. But after reading some of the comments it sounds like i might be incorrect in that assumption.

      Definitely more cake like! They are almost…. chewey. 🙂

    uh, ok. . these are beautiful .. and fancy. . and pretty .. I need to get my hands on a Ateco 846 closed star tip!

    These cookies look wonderful Amanda! Pinned 🙂

    How many cookies did you render using one mix? Id love to make some of these for a fall festival but I want to make sure how to scale the recipe out so I’ll have enough to go around. 🙂

    These cookies look so pretty and delicious as well.

    These look adorable! I’m just wondering… Can I make them with boxed spice cake mix? If so, any modifications? Thanks!

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