If you love pumpkin pie but can’t be trusted around a whole one, these Pumpkin Crumb Pie Cookies are the perfect solution! Bite-sized pumpkin pie cookies topped with a buttery, cinnamon-spiced crumb topping!
So lately on my Facebook page, people are coming out of the woodwork with CRAZINESS.
I feel like it’s a perpetual full moon out. Or maybe this new Zodiac sign is messing with everyone now that no one is what they’ve been since the dawn of time. (Whatever, NASA. I’m an #AquariusForLife. Ain’t no rocket scientists gonna convince me no how!)
But like, dude. Where are these people coming from and why are they saying such mean things on Facebook?
Just FYI, if you landed on this page by mistake or you’re seeing this from the Apple store where I infiltrate all the iPads and put my site up, this is a recipe blog. I post dessert recipes for FREE. Always have, always will. I make the recipes myself, unless otherwise specified, and I do everything on here. I write every word & every comment, take every picture, do everything. When you see me interacting on apps like Instagram and Twitter, it’s me – not a virtual assistant, a robot, or a genie. I work my booty off to make sure this site is running smoothly and that y’all get the dessert recipes you’ve come to know and love for 5 – almost 6 – years.
So WHERE and WHY do people say such mean things? I’m posting recipes. For cake. I’m not stirring the pot politically, or preaching an agenda (other than the agenda to make these darn cookies now). I’m Switzerland, baby.
And I get it: there are the internet trolls. I know, I’ve experienced them, with all their greasiness & such. But I’m talking about regular adults who don’t live in their grandma’s basement playing Sims until 4am. I’m talking about elderly folks who comment “Gross” and “Yuck” and “Disgusting” on my recipes.
Um. Last time I checked, my site was pretty much free of anything “disgusting.” It’s all desserts, not deep-fried crickets or road-kill quesadillas. Y’ALL. IT’S CUPCAKES AND COOKIES AND ICE CREAM. If you think that’s “yucky” or “ewwww” as some GROWN ADULTS TELL ME, you are in the wrong place and the rice cakes can be found on aisle 5. Get out.
Can we all agree that when I start posting opossum chili that we’ll keep the “icky” comments to ourselves? Okay, so you don’t like pumpkin pie. That is fine. Just bypass my pumpkin pie recipe and continue on with your life. It’s that simple. Trust me, the whole world doesn’t need to know your every opinion, and you come off looking a *little* bit silly saying “eww” when you have probably been able to vote in the last 15 elections. We are adults. Let’s please for the love of sprinkles act like them.
And that has been my friendly PSA.
Now, let’s talk COOKIES.
These taste just like pumpkin pie because, well, they’re made with pie crust and pumpkin pie mix for starters. They are SO easy and wonderful if you’re looking for a change of recipe than your regular ol’ pumpkin pie. This would also be a great recipe to save for the holidays for cookie exchanges!
Make ’em, eat ’em, LOVE THEM.
- 1 pkg (2-count) refrigerated pie crust, at room temperature
- 2 cups pumpkin pie mix (not plain puree; you want the premade mix in a can)
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- FOR CRUMB:
- 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease two 12-cavity standard muffin pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
- On a clean, flat work surface, unroll one of the pie crusts. Using a 2″ or 3″ round biscuit cutter, cut out circles – as many as you can. You may yield less circles if using a larger cutter. I used a 2″ cutter. Repeat with the second pie crust and re-roll crusts to cut more if needed. You should get about 36 circles.
- Gently flatten a pie crust circle in the palm of your hand to stretch it out slightly. Place into the bottom of a muffin cup and up the sides slightly. Repeat with remaining pie crust circles. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin pie mix, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup. Drop heaping Tablespoonfuls of pumpkin pie mix on top of each pie crust.
- To make the crumble, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and melted butter until crumbs form. Drop heaping Tablespoonfuls of crumble on top of each cookie. You will pretty much want to make the muffin cavity flush with the rest of the pan by filling it with crumb.
- Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and slightly bubbly. Cool in the pans for about 20 minutes before gently running a butter knife around the edges of the cookie and releasing.
Buttery, spicy, sweet and topped with that glorious crumble, these Pumpkin Crumb Pie Cookies are such a fun twist on pumpkin pie and cookies!
Want more pumpkin goodness? Check out these pumpkin recipes from the archives!
Have a super sweet day!