Instead of baking up a giant pumpkin pie, go for a little slice of cookie heaven with Pumpkin Cookie Cups with Biscoff Buttercream. These tiny bites are perfect for any dessert table with the added bonus of individual servings.
Welcome to the second annual Cookie Week, hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen! We’ve teamed together with 10 other talented bloggers to bring you 5 fantastic days of cookie recipes to get you into the holiday spirits. Now is the time to break out the flour, butter, sugar and eggs. Bring your friends and family together for cookie exchanges or a giant baking party, we have got you covered!
Our sponsors for this event have provided us with some great prizes and we’d like to extend a huge thank you for their generosity. Thanks to Imperial Sugar, Circulon, Peanut Butter & Co. and Page Street Publishing for being a part of Cookie Week!
Woo-hoo! It’s the best time of the year, no not the 50% Halloween candy sale at the drug store. I’m talking about Cookie Week!
Of course lately the way life has taken me, every week is cookie week at my place, dragging home hundreds of cookies every Sunday night to be boxed up and mailed out the next morning.
But this week is extra special because it’s a week for you to enjoy! I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it, who doesn’t love a cookie?
I mean cookies come in so many varieties that I can guarantee no matter what you like or dislike there is a cookie out there for you. Hopefully you’ll find a new favorite this week.
With all the cookie baking that I do, some types of cookies tend to get put on the back burner. One of those happen to be cookie cups.
Have you had one? Let’s talk about them, my co-worker described it as little muffins or cupcakes at first when she first grabbed one of the samples I brought into work and then she took a bite. . .
See unlike mini-cupcakes – cookie cups give you that crisp and chewy cookie texture with the bonus of a giant well in the center for any type of filling you can think of.
Since I’m in Thanksgiving food mode right now and haven’t gotten the need to use all the pumpkin out of my system yet, I figured these guys would present an awesome alternative to pumpkin pie. I mean we have our soft and chewy pumpkin cookie filled with biscoff buttercream so magical that you just want to take the piping bag and pipe it directly into your mouth.
Oh, that’s a little wrong isn’t it. Well, you might be tempted to anyway.
Everyone is on board the biscoff train right? I hope so because it was a sad day when I had to described exactly what it was to the 10 or so people at work who tried these. Have they been living under a rock?
Make sure to stop by and grab a warm cookie from one of today’s Cookie Week participants!
- Skillet Cookie by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Pumpkin Cookie Cups with Biscoff Buttercream by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Chocolate-Cherry Chews by Crumb
- Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies by Cooking in Stilettos
- Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Dark and Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies by Hungry Couple
- Dulce de Leche Filled Brownie Sandwich Cookies by Mind Over Batter
- Muffin Top Cookies by Food Lust People Love
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies by Chocolate Moosey
- Pumpkin Eggnog Cookies by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Other blogs participating later this week include:
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup biscoff or cookie butter spread
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 24 cup mini-muffin pan.
- In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until combined - about 1-2 minutes and then mix in the eggs 1 at a time on medium speed.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix in the pumpkin puree on medium for 30 seconds.
- Add the flour mixture in two parts, mixing on medium-low until the flour is just incorporated.
- With a silicone spatulate scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix in any unincorporated flour.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough into your prepared muffin pan. Fill about 3/4 of the way in the pan.
- Bake for 8 minutes and let cool for about 2 minutes when you remove from the oven.
- Using a dowel, press down in the center of each cookie to form a well in the center. Let the cookies cool for another 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack and scooping the rest of the dough.
- While the cookies are cooling, clean the bowl and paddle of your stand mixer. Place the biscoff, butter and confectioners sugar in the bowl and mix on medium-low until the sugar is mixed in. Increase the speed and continue to whip the buttercream, add the heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time and stop when it's at a nice creamy consistency.
- You will want to beat the buttercream on high for about 2 minutes or until it's light in color and has a whipped look to it.
- Transfer to a pipping bag with a tip of your choice and pipe into the cookie cups. Any leftover buttercream can be refrigerated and used for another use.
- Makes about 36 cookie cups - amount varies depending on how high you fill the muffin pans.
How about we start talking about the giveaway part of cookie week? Exciting yes? It sure is! Take a look at all the awesome prizes on lucky winner can win!
- 1 case (10, 4-lb bags) Imperial Granulated Sugar
- 3-Piece Bakerware Set from Circulon
- 6 assorted jars of Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter
- One copy of the cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Keller
- One copy of the cookbook Bake and Destroy by Natalie Slater
- One copy of the cookbook Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed
- One copy of the cookbook Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily von Euw
How to enter:
- Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling us know what your favorite cookie is to bake during the holidays.
- Many more additional ways to enter in the rafflecopter widget.
1 (one) lucky person will win a the prizes listed above, who will be randomly chosen through Rafflecopter. This giveaway is open from Monday, November 3rd, 2014 to Monday, November 11th 11:59 EST to US residents only. 1 winner will be contacted by me via email and will have 48 hours to respond, at which time a new winner will be drawn. Good luck!
Pecan shortbread. Hands down. Its a family tradition for decades.
Biscoff buttercream? Just pipe that right into my mouth!!! Or into these yummy cookie cups! Thanks for hosting again this year, Susan. xo
These are so cute. Pinning now.
You gotta love when candy goes on sale. Oh my, these look fantastic. Love the buttercream filling.
soooo pretty!! Love that biscoff buttercream!
Frosted Cranberry Drops!
50% off candy USED to be my favorite holiday. Now it’s cookie week! Can you believe I’ve never tried biscoff?! I know, crazy. I need to buy a jar and get to baking these bad boys.
I love to bake all sorts of cookies!! I love to make assorted cookie platters for gifts. Two of my favorite cookies to make are chocolate covered macaroons with cherry filling and peanut butter blossoms. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!
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It would be a tie between hot cocoa cookies and peanut butter blossoms.
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I like to bake (and eat!) jam thumbprint cookies with walnuts.
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Every. Single. Time. I mention Biscoff to non-bloggers, nobody has a clue! I ended up bringing a jar of it into work so everyone could see what it was. I’m surprised it’s not more popular. And mini cookie cups trump mini cupcakes (as much as I love both).
My favorite is a cream cheese sugar cookie!
Biscoff is new to me…I definitely will try it!
I am not a cook or a baker but I am game to try these Pumpkin Cookie Cups with Biscoff Buttercream. My husband loves Biscoff so I would love to surprise him with these! 🙂
My favorites are gingersnaps
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I snorted about the halloween candy. I didn’t end up getting any this year. Such a bummer.
I love these cookies. Biscoff rules. Plus they’re just too pretty for words.
Thanks for putting this together Susan. You rock.