Pilgrim Pies!

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“Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.”
Psalm 84:5

Pilgrim Pies!…… Well, I am pretty sure the pilgrims never tasted these before! πŸ˜‰ It has become a tradition that I make these at least once around Thanksgiving and then I blog about them! πŸ™‚ So, today was the day. I spotted that delightful can of organic pumpkin in the pantry that I had been saving for this very occasion, my grandpa was here to visits, and we needed a dessert!! Decadent cream cheese frosting sandwiched between two delightfully spicy pumpkin cookies! Doesn’t get much better in the pumpkin realm than this! πŸ˜‰

Original Recipe Yield 12-15 β€œpies”


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 (15oz) can Pumpkin
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1tbs pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese – softened
  • 1/2 cup butter – softened
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 4-5 cups powder sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees .
  2. Beat eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, and pumpkinΒ  in large bowl. Add flour, pumpkin pie spice, soda, powder, and salt until well combine.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop(my favorite kitchen tool) or large spoon, spoon 1/4 cup dollops onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Let cool on tray for 5 minutes then remove from tray and letΒ  cool completely on parchment.
  4. Prepare filling. Combine all filling ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth and fluffy!
  5. Pipe filling onto 1 cookie and top with the second cookie. Continue with remaining cookies!
  6. Brew an extremely large pot ofΒ  coffee and enjoy!

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  2. Leah says:

    These look really good. I am planning on making these for Thanksgiving. What kind of flour do you use? I’ll tell you how they work out when I make them! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Leah says:

    These were a hit! Everyone enjoyed them. We had two Thanksgiving celebrations and they got good reviews from all who tried them.

    I had one problem, in the ingredients you list butter, but you don’t mention when to add the butter in the recipe. You mention oil in the recipe, so I added the butter in where it says oil and they turned out great.

    I didn’t add quite as much powdered sugar as you called for and it really helped the pumpkin flavor of the cookie stand out. Definitely a keeper!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Rachel says:

    Yay! πŸ™‚ I left a bit of the powder sugar out a couple weeks ago too! Definitely brought out the flavor of the cream cheese and pumpkin. πŸ™‚ And the butter was the oil, just a bit of typo on my end. πŸ˜‰ So glad these worked for you!

  5. Jessie says:

    Well, you’re probably going to laugh, but you make even crumpled up butter-paper look pretty! πŸ˜‰ These are so cute! I’ll be stashing this one away for later.

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