Pumpkin Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Filling- The perfect fall cookie treat that you can whip up in around hour. Fun and yummy!
So I was on the news last night!!
It really was so weird that I got to see myself on TV. But it was really cool too.
My neighbor is an Emmy award producer for Fox News here in Tampa. He is a Special Projects producer so he produces, writes, and shoots segments. He creates the segments that have special interests to them, like health and wellness.
In my case, we chatted over our fence about the opportunity to be featured in a segment about “How To Avoid Mommy Burnout“.
Mommy Burnout? Yep, the burn out you feel when you have spent all day with your kids being their person chef, chauffeur, maid, teacher, party planner, etc, etc, etc.
You can have Mommy Burnout if you are a stay at home mom or a working mom. You can get burned out pretty quick when you are running around playing Cruise Director for you family. There is a good chance that you feel like you lose your identity when the world revolves around your kids. When you don’t remember your last shower or your last time at the gym or your last date night. Life is busy, so you can get swept up with things like the 10th load of the laundry of the week, getting your dog at the vet, rescheduling gymnastics, etc.
So, how do you avoid it?
There was a therapist who spoke about finding the time for some self care and doing something for you. It can be small, like taking some time to enjoy a cup of tea (IN PEACE!) or finding something to work on that gives you purpose and joy.
In essence, my thing is this blog. My blog allows me to be creative, make some money, have an outlet, and have some fun. Yes, this blog is a crap ton of work, but I enjoy it. It’s worth the late nights, worth the SEO struggles, worth the big headaches as I struggle with tech things. It’s worth it all for me. I have met the most incredible people all because of this blog. I have done the most incredible things because of it as well.
Why put the effort in? It gives me an identity that is more than what my kids give me. There is no doubt how much I love them, but I need more than dancing to Disney Princess songs in my car while we head off to gymnastics.
In an effort to carve out a bit of me time, I recently whipped up these Pumpkin Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Filling while Hunter was taking a nap.
I don’t have much time for myself), so I am always thinking of things that are quick to make, but make a big impact. And these Pumpkin Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies fit that perfectly.
I am a big fan of cake mix cookies because they are so easy to prepare, but I didn’t just want a cookie, I wanted to make it a bit more special. That is how I decided to make a sandwich cookie. The cream cheese filling goes so perfectly with the pumpkin cookies. Everyone will love these Pumpkin Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies That’s fall in a bite!
We all know that life is busy and crazy and blahblahblah!!, but I swear these is always a bit of time to bake up something fun!
When you are looking for something fun, simple, and extra delicious, whip up these Pumpkin Cake Mix Sandwich Cookies with Maple Cream Cheese Filling.
For the Cookies
- 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 15.25 ounce package of pumpkin cake mix
For the Maple Cream Cheese Filling
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- 2 + Cups powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Place a non-stick silicone baking mat on a large cookie sheet. (Preferably, prepare 2 cookie sheets at once)
- Combine all the ingredients for the cookies. Mix well.
- Using half of the mix, spoon 24 equally sized cookies onto the cookie sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just set. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes to allow of them to firm up in the center. Remove to continue to cool on a cooling rack.
- Repeat for the rest of the cookies.
- While the cookies are cooling, combine all of the ingredients for the filling in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat well, until light and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar, if needed.
- Once the cookies are cooled, evening divide the filling onto 12 cookies. Top with the other cookies, making the sandwiches.
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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