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Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

Fluffy, light pumpkin spice cookies sandwiched over gooey dulce de leche.

Notes: The dough is somewhat unlikely on these cookies. It includes cream cheese instead of the more commonly used butter, and yields a fluffy, light cookie which becomes absolutely captivating when combined with a grounding mixture of pumpkin and spice in the batter.

They're just fine on their own, but they're twice as nice when sandwiched with rich, smooth dulce de leche. A store-bought variety is fine, but do yourself a favor and buy the fancy stuff—you know, the stuff that's a few dollars more and has a cooler label. It makes a difference.

To roll out the cookies, I used whole wheat flour, for no particular reason other than it was at hand. It was a great decision: it imparted a nice, slightly nutty flavor to the cookies. Strongly suggested!

Cookie recipe adapted from The 250 Best Cookie Recipes by Esther Brody

About the author: Jessie Oleson Moore is a writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011, and her second book came out in May 2013.

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