We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving and although I’ve been putting pumpkin in my oatmeal since the end of August (I have no shame), I’m not even close to sick of it. It is actually a miracle that my skin isn’t orange given the fact that I go through the cans of Libby’s (no other brand can compete) like it is going out of style. I used to think the big cans were too much to open up, but now those puny 15-ounce cans are like a tease.
Hopefully you are also still on the pumpkin bandwagon, unlike my husband who seems to have missed the memo on winter squash (Which, lucky for me, means I get to eat an entire pan of roasted Costco butternut squash by myself. Seriously, how am I not orange?).
Although Matt doesn’t hate pumpkin like he does peanut butter (nope, eight years together and I’m still not over that), he just isn’t a huge fan. So when I gave him one of these Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Truffle Pops to taste and said, “just pretend it isn’t pumpkin,” he said, “these are amazing!” Don’t worry, I did enough cookie dough sampling yesterday to tell you these are seriously good shit delicious. The pumpkin flavor in the creamy cookie dough plus the hard chocolate shell and crunchy spicy gingersnap crumbs is an incredible combination.
Oh and worried that you can’t make these after Thanksgiving? I, for one, will be consuming pumpkin desserts for the next few months. But for the normal people out there, who don’t have to worry about their skin turning a strange color because they only eat pumpkin in the fall, these can completely pass for a special holiday dessert thanks to the gingersnaps.
So if you can make these and keep from eating them yourself, serve them at a party. No utensils necessary.
Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Truffle Pops
Makes 30 pops
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ cup milk (any type)
- 1 1/4 pound chocolate (I used white and dark chocolates)
- 3/4 cup gingersnap crumbs (about 12 cookies)
Prepare cookie dough filling
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice and salt; set aside
Beat butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy
Add pumpkin and milk and mix on medium speed until well combined
Stir in flour
Refrigerate dough for two hours or until cold enough to roll into balls
While chilling dough, line two jelly roll pans with wax paper
When ready, mold cookie dough balls by hand, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each (I used a cookie dough scoop to measure) and place one of the sheets of wax paper
Stick lollipop sticks into each ball so that the stick comes out of the top and goes almost all the way through the dough ball
Place prepared cookie dough in freezer and chill for two hours or until hardened
When dough is frozen, melt chocolate for dipping
Place chocolate of choice into a microwaveable bowl; melt by heating in 30-second increments and stirring in-between
Dip cookie dough pops one-at-a-time into chocolate and coat each entire dough ball; use a spoon to shape the chocolate around the cookie dough and form a thin layer
Place dough ball down onto unused sheet of wax paper and sprinkle pop with gingersnap crumbs; repeat for remaining dough balls
Once finished, chill pops in refrigerator until ready to serve
Store in refrigerator up to three days or freezer up to four weeks
You will need to chill the dough between each step to make sure your pops keep a round form
When dipping pops in chocolate, I recommend keeping some dough balls in freezer and working with about 10 at a time; this will keep dough from getting too soft before dipping in chocolate
Are you pumpkined out yet?
I am definitely not pumpkined out yet! I can’t get enough of the stuff, especially since there was a Libby’s shortage in my area early this fall.
This looks like a dessert that I would not be able to trust myself around!
We had the same problem with Libby’s and I basically went into panic mode buying as many as possible whenever I spotted it on shelves!
My husband doesn’t really care for pumpkin either. I don’t know what his problem is…maybe I can try these out on him too. Needless to say they look delicious and I am sold. You ask for a better party dish….anything on a stick rocks.
I think it is a guy thing! They are just missing out, though.
I am no where near pumpkin-ed out :) I totally support starting the pumpkin habit in August and continuing after Thanksgiving. But! I am not sure I can show up at Thanksgiving dinner without these… they look amazing!
Thank you! If you end up making them, let me know.
These look delicious, and pretty cool on a stick!
I am definitely not pumpkined out yet! Love these truffle pops, the ones dipped in white chocolate are so pretty!
omg, honestly, how cute! I love cake pops – this looks like a fun twist on the original! :)
I am not even close to being sick of pumpkin and plan on eating it until the first day of spring arrives! These pops look amazing! Love the gingerbread sprinkling, too! Very pretty! : )
Thanks, Anne. Good to know I won’t be alone in my pumpkin consumption!
These look so delicious! I don’t eat pumpkin very often but if you give me a pumpkin dessert, I will probably lose all self-control and eat way too much!
I really like your blog and your recipes!
Thanks so much, Rona!
These truffle pops are adorable! Anything that can be eaten with a stick makes me feel less guilty about enjoying more than 1..or 4. :D
Good point, they are so small of course a few of them are ok to eat!
By the number of blog posts about pumpkin that are still being posted, it looks like a lot of people are still obsessed with it! I have to say, these look like one of my favourite pumpkin recipes. They look awesome!
Thanks, Kathryn! Good thing because I *may* have another one coming tomorrow;-)
I was just debating yesterday whether or not baking – ahem, and posting – pumpkin recipes after Turkey day would be considered taboo… like white after labor day, ya know? I’m happy to hear the general consensus is more pumpkin! These pops are adorable, and the perfect bite of dessert after a huge meal.
Ha, I like that comparison. I figure that if you wear white the right way after Labor Day you can pull it off… so if the pumpkin recipe is really good it is DEFINITELY ok after Thanksgiving!
Well I think we both know that I will never be pumpkin-ed out. And thankfully the folks at work seem to ADORE pumpkin baked goods so I think I can coerce them to keep eating them until I decide to stop making them. These are SO happening.
The amount of these we could eat with ease is downright shameful.
I know your husband loves cheesecake. I hope he likes my pumpkin cheesecake pops!
Don’t worry, he really just “thinks” he doesn’t like pumpkin. If you put it in cheesecake form he will definitely like it:-)
No, I am definitely NOT pumpkined out yet–especially after reading this post! I believe you when you say these are seriously good sh#! delicious—that description made me laugh out loud. :-) Happy Thanksgiving, Lauren.
Thanks, Monica! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I keep thinking about those pumpkin and Kahlua bars you made that looked so good…
These sound so amazing! And they’re such adorable little treats… oh man. I’m salivating over here at work!
These are gorgeous and I can only assume delicious, because liking the computer monitor is telling me nothing.
Oh, how cute!!
Cute and super delicious looking!
These look so adorable!!!!
I am still very much on pumpkin fever…. this looks like a perfect pumpkin indulgence.
Deliciousness ,written all over this recipe.
“Don’t worry, I did enough cookie dough sampling yesterday to tell you these are
seriously good shitdelicious.”
Have I told you lately that you make me laugh when I have a case of the Mondays? Oh, thank you.
I waited as long as I could to take a peak at these. I totally agree with you, I would much rather stay home “taste testing” these little guys too! :)
Aww I didn’t know Matt isn’t crazy about pumpkin! Bummer! I’ll come eat your desserts! ;)
These look fantastic! Love the gingersnap crumbs!
these look fantastic and so festive! I too will not be over pumpkin by the time Thanksgiving rolls around…I’ll be consuming it throughout the entire holiday season!
I’m not even close to being pumpkined out!!
These pops look amazing!!