Have you ever tried those soft, chewy oatmeal cookies with the super sweet cream filling? Those were my absolute favorite as a child. It’s funny that I can remember the taste and texture of that cookie that I loved then, yet I have not tasted one in twenty years. My mom would give them to me as a snack when I got off of the bus from kindergarten. I still love cookie sandwhiches – from ice cream sandwiches to fresh homemade whoopie pies – ah cookies, they’re perfect in all forms.
I wanted to use pumpkin and spice for the cookie flavor because, we’re coming upon pumpkin season! The local market in Tunisia has fresh pumpkin year round, but, this time of year, I start get homesick for new england autumn. The changing colors and drastic change in weather, and I’m especially nostolgic for familiar “fall flavors”. What better way to honor that than with: pumpkin, cinnamon, and vanilla? Packaged up sweetly, in a soft cookie form.