Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Lofthouse Sugar Tarts with Maple Buttercream

I love lofthouse sugar cookies!  So I decided to make them into tarts, but not just any tarts...Pumpkin Tarts!  I took my recipe and instead of using the sour cream that's called for, I replaced it with pumpkin.  This gave the tarts just a subtle hint of pumpkin.  Then I topped them off with a maple buttercream frosting and sprinkled on a little cinnamon.  It all came together perfectly!  They're very simple to make and they turned out cute too :)  

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Ingredients are as follows:

1/2 C sugar 
1/4 C butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C pumpkin
2 1/2 C flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 C butter, softened
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 C powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. cream



Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease mini-muffin tins.

Cream the sugar and butter together.

Mix in the egg.

Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin.

Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. 

Place dollops of dough into the mini-muffin tins.

Bake for 10-12 minutes; until brown around the edges.  Set aside to cool.

Cream the butter and maple syrup together.

Slowly mix in the powdered sugar.

Add the cream and mix until fluffy.

Place in a pastry bag and swirl on top of the tarts; sprinkle on cinnamon.


  1. I've only just started following your wonderful blog and I'm not familiar with lofthouse sugar cookie dough but from the look of it in your photos would it be possible to press the pumpkin sugar cookie dough balls down and up the sides of the muffin tins and then add a dallop of pumpkin pie filling to them - to make them more like a filled tart? Your recipe looks delicious and I will definitely be trying it over the holidays!

    1. Thanks Cath for the kind comment :) I don't think that would work because the dough rises. If you put the pie filling in and then bake them, the dough would expand and the filling would be everywhere! After they bake, you could always hollow out a little hole, fill them with pumpkin pie filling and then put the frosting on top.

  2. Wow! I love lofthouse cookies, they're so soft! Thanks for sharing on Munchin' on Monday's!

  3. Weird, I just saw another post where someone used the same recipe and replaced the pumpkin like you did. I love the idea of making little bite sized tarts. These sound so good.

  4. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more! That looks so yummy!

  5. This looks so good! You have a great site. Thanks for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :) I host it every week, I hope you return to post more of your great things!


  6. These look great! I've pinned them to my food board. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

  7. I pinned it because this looks like something I can't live without ;) I'd love for you to link up with my Kids in the Kitchen post:

    any family recipes will do - no kids required - we are working to get people to cook with real food and spend family time at the table (and in the kitchen)

  8. I love that you used pumpkin!! I love lofthouse cookies, this is such a wonderful and creative version!

  9. Hi! Stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  10. I hope you have a nice day! Very good article, well written and very thought out. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future. Toys for babies

  11. By tweaking your already yummy sounding recipe you made a real fall winner! I love the thought of a sugar cookie/tart with just the hint of pumpkin! Oh goodness this makes my sweet tooth yearn!

  12. Hi Lisa,
    Your Tarts look delicious! Hope you 'al came through the storm okay. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. I've died and gone to heaven! Thanks for sharing this on Southern Sundays. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this dish. Hope to see you again soon!

  14. OH MY GOSH! Perfect! And these would be perfect for a ladies luncheon. I'm pinning this one. Perfect share for Foodie Friends Friday. Thank you!

  15. YUMMY! I think I'd prefer something with a subtle pumpkin flavor and would love these :)

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!


  16. These look amazing! Adding the pumpkin was a great idea.
    Erin @ Wholly Delicious Dishes

  17. They look delicious and they look so pretty! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back to VOTE on Sunday!

  18. You had me at tart! I love anything mini, then I can eat a few of them and not feel so guilty. Substituting the pumpkin in these also means I can call these "healthy." Win, Win!

  19. These look so so SO good! Just stopping by to let you know that your tarts will be featured later today on My munchin' on mondays link up party! congratulations!

  20. Those look great! I bet they are so soft and tasty, and the frosting probably brings them over the top!

  21. Oh my these sound delicious! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there!

  22. We are so happy that you came to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! We love you Pumpkin Lofthouse Sugar Tarts with Frosting!! YUM! Thanks for coming! -The Six Sisters

  23. Um, yes please! These look divine. I'll take a dozen please. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

  24. Those looks amazing. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  25. You are featured at Heavenly Treats Link Party, make sure to come over tomorrow morning and get your featured button!

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