Pumpkin Spice Crumble Sugar Cookie


Its not everyday that two of my favorite things collide. Well, today is not like any other day. Sugar cookies AND crumbles, are you kidding me? This almost sounds too good to be true. If I myself hadn’t actually made it I would of never thought it could done. The best part? You can interchange any one of our crumbles to fit the taste, them and season, genius really.

When I took my first bite into this perfectly sweet and soft sugar cookie and tasted bits of crunchy pumpkin spice (and mind you, all of the crumbles would be perfectly amazing)my taste buds went crazy! Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) + Sugar cookies really is the whole reason I love September, October and November.

Other ways to modify this recipe:

  1. Use a pinch of nutmeg in the frosting instead of dulce de leche.
  2. Add 1 tsp. of pumpkin spice to the actual cookie dough.
  3. If you add 1 Tbsp French Vanilla Latte powder you would legit have a PSL on your hands, but just in a cookie. Which could be delicious.

What I would do if you want to turn this cookie into a macaron?

  • First, when making our American Buttercream, add 1-2 Tbsp French Vanilla Latte powder.
  • Next, add 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice or pumpkin spice coffee creamer to the American Buttercream, but be careful not to make it too runny.
  • Pipe the PSL American butter cream around the outside of the bottom shell.
  • Fill the middle well with the pumpkin spice crumble.
  • VoilĂ ! A delicious macaron.

Sugar Cookie Crumbles

Taking our sweet crumbles and adding them to the perfectly sweet sugar cookie.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


Sugar cookie

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 -4 1/2 cups white all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Crumble recipe (see below)

Crumble Recipe

  • 100 grams granulated sugar 1 cup
  • 25 grams brown sugar 1.5 Tbsp
  • 90 grams cake flour 3/4 cup
  • 2 grams baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • 2 grams salt 1/2 tsp
  • 40 grams vegetable oil 1/4 cup
  • 10 grams vanilla extract 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin spice

Dulce Frosting

  • 1/4 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Dulce De Leche
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


Crumble Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine dry ingredients in bowl of stand mixer. Turn on low until ingredients are incorporated. Add oil and extract. Turn on low again just until crumble comes together. Pour onto baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. You can shake on additional pumpkin spice once baked.

Sugar Cookie Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment (or bake directly onto cookie sheet).
  • In stand mixer with paddle attachment, add room-temperature butter and sugar and beat for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy. Add milk, cream and vanilla. Beat until combined.
    Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt whisking together. Add 1 cup at a time into butter mixture. When finished adding the all the flour, beat until just combined.
    Scoop cookies onto prepared sheets. I used a OXO scoop size 20 giving me a yield of 22 cookies out of the batch.
    Once scooped, flatten out with your hands and add 1 tsp (or more) crumble. Roll back into a ball and place on cookie sheet.
    Bake 8-10 minutes, or until barely golden brown around the base of the cookie.

Dulce de Leche Frosting

  • Add butter and shortening to a bowl; using a hand mixer, beat until blended. Add in heavy whipping cream, dulce de leche, and cinnamon. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time until mixture is thick. Continue beating until all ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth.

Putting It All Together

  • Once cookie is cooled, and crumble is cooled, make frosting. Frost cooled cookie and immediately sprinkle crumble over the top. Store in an airtight container.
Keyword cookies, crumble, sugar cookies


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