Pilgrim Pies :: Granola Girl Bakes 2

“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! ;) It has become a tradition that I make these at least once around Thanksgiving and then I blog about them! :) 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! ;)

Original Recipe Yield 12-15 “pies”


  • 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 pumpkin  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 let  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 of  coffee and enjoy!

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