I am not a huge icing fan because it's just so sweet, but i could eat this stuff by the spoon fulls! I decided to use a basic sugar cookie as to not overpower the icing, and they made cute little sandwiches. The icing keeps the cookies moist, and they're just so festive.
Pumpkin Buttercream Sandwich Cookies
1 batch of sugar cookie dough, cut in pumpkins, baked and cooledPumpkin Buttercream:
2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temp.
1/2 c. pumpkin puree
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 lbs. confectioner's sugar (more or less)
In a stand mixer, cream butter and pumpkin. Turn to low, add in cinnamon, ginger, salt and vanilla. Slowly add sugar 1/2 c. at a time until the buttercream is creamy and no longer seperating (the pumpkin will make it look grainy if there isn't enough sugar mixed in).
Store in a tupperware container at room temp for a week, or in the fridge for a month, or freezer forever!