Happy Thanksgiving! Pumpkin Molasses Cookie Trifle

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Personally, I love Thanksgiving for it being a whole day set aside to be thankful. To thank God for His many, many blessings while eating great food together. I wish Cam was going to be here, but I am so thankful it's not much longer until he comes home. {Eeeee! Doing my excited dance.}

If you're looking for another dessert for tomorrow, this one was so easy to make and is so delicious it just became my favorite Thanksgiving dessert of all time {had to taste test...} I made a huge version of this in a trifle dish for a bunch of single marines we're spending tomorrow with, and prettied up these wine glasses for us girls after.

Swiss milk chocolate shavings on top. Be still my heart. I wish you were all here to help me keep my sweet tooth in check so I don't accidentally eat everyone's dessert.

Happiest Thanksgiving!!

Pumpkin Molasses Cookie Trifle
{serves about 12-15}
{feel free to cut this recipe in half}

2 cans pumpkin puree
1 1/2 C sugar
2 T vanilla
1 T nutmeg
1 T ginger
1 T cloves
1 box vanilla pudding 
2 C cold milk {your choice what %}
Gold Leaf Molasses Cookies
2 small cartons of heavy whipping cream
chocolate shavings

I used my Gold Leaf Molasses Cookie recipe here.

For the whipped cream, combine the cream, 1/2 C sugar and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Using a handheld or upright mixer, whip until peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the pumpkin mixture, combine the pudding and milk and stir with a whisk until firm. Fold in the pumpkin, spices, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Fold in about one whisk full of whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Layer a trifle dish or wine glass or mason jar or whatever you'd like! with broken cookies, pumpkin mixture, whipped cream, cookies, pumpkin and more whipped cream. You can layer however you'd like to -- it's delicious any way! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Oooo this looks delicious! Those Marines are in for such a nice surprise :)


  2. So yum! It seems quite easy, and has such great presentation!

  3. Gorg presentation...per the usual. And that wine glass on the left was for me, wasn't it? ;) Man, I wish!

  4. That looks amaaaaaazing!!!! Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend!!!! Xoxoxo :)

  5. giving THANKS for these yummy photos!

    xo the egg out west.

  6. delish! Happy Thanksgiving Amanda and Cam :)

  7. YUM! I actually might be able to make this AFTER I get home from work at 7:30pm tomorrow! Womp womp. Tell Uncle Rupert that it's un-American to have a live show on Thanksgiving! :) MISS YOU and so glad Cammy is coming home soon!!!!

  8. Oh my goodness I need to make this! It looks absolutely delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. gracious! i want to eat your pictures:) muah, happy thanksgiving. i'm thankful for YOU sweetums! love Katie

  10. Those look gorgeous and so fancy. I bet they taste delicious. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  11. amanda this looks amazing!!

  12. Those look delicious and oh-so-beautiful in those glasses. It's Thanksgiving in a glass!

  13. That sounds so yummy and it's so pretty too! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  14. I can report back that P.D. (aka Timmybear) whipped up the ingredients prior to me getting home Thanksgiving night at 7:30pm -- and I assembled after dinner. SUCCESS! We used (say-it-ain't so!) store bought gingersnap cookies and skipped the chocolate shavings (a cardinal sin, I know) -- but it was delicious and a big hit! :) Thanks Amanda-san!

  15. Oh my word - this looks beyond amazing! You sure do have a talent for both cooking and beautiful imagery :)


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