Pumpkin-Cookie Butter Swirl Buns

When cooler weather hits, make this easy swirl buns recipe.

pumpkin cookie butter swirl buns in skillet

Kelsey Hansen

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
10 buns

Using hot-roll mix means you can make these pretty treats—sweet pumpkin dough with crushed speculoos and cookie butter filling—in only 2 hours.


  • 16 oz hot-roll mix

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 cup warm water (120°F to 130°F)

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp cookie butter, warmed

  • 1/2 cup finely crushed speculoos cookies, such as Biscoff

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 to 2 tbsp milk


  1. In a large bowl combine hotroll mix with yeast packet, 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar, and ½ tsp. of the pumpkin pie spice. Add the warm water, pumpkin, egg, and butter. Mix, knead, and let rest according to package directions.

  2. Lightly grease a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or a 13x9-inch baking pan.

  3. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar, remaining 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch salt.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 16x12-inch rectangle, pausing as needed to let dough rest.

  5. Spread the ½ cup cookie butter over the dough, leaving a ½-inch border along one of the long sides. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over cookie butter; gently press mixture into the dough. Sprinkle ¼ cup of the crushed cookies over brown sugar mixture. Using a pastry brush, brush the border of dough lightly with cool water. Starting with the long side, roll dough tightly into a log, pinching seam together to seal. Slice log into 10 equal pieces, 1½ inches thick. Place in prepared skillet.

  6. Cover loosely; let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.

  7. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake until a skewer inserted in buns comes out clean (internal temperature 195ºF to 205ºF), 25 to 30 minutes. If necessary, cover with foil the last 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Let cool in skillet on a wire rack 15 minutes.

  8. For icing, in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, the 2 Tbsp. cookie butter, and a pinch salt. Stir in enough milk to make icing drizzling consistency. Drizzle over buns. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup crushed cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
18g Fat
72g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 466.2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.8g 23%
Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
Cholesterol 29.5mg 10%
Sodium 704mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 72.3g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 8%
Total Sugars 36.6g
Protein 5.4g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3%
Calcium 119.7mg 9%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 160.2mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.2g
Vitamin D 5.6IU
Alanine 0.2g
Arginine 0.2g
Ash 2.5g
Aspartic acid 0.3g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0mcg
Choline, total 22.6mg
Copper, Cu 0.1mg
Cystine 0.1g
Energy 1951kJ
Fluoride, F 8.7mcg
Folate, total 77.3mcg
Glutamic acid 1.6g
Glycine 0.2g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.2g
Leucine 0.4g
Lysine 0.2g
Methionine 0.1g
Magnesium, Mg 19.8mg
Manganese, Mn 0.4mg
Niacin 2.6mg
Phosphorus, P 311.8mg
Pantothenic acid 0.7mg
Phenylalanine 0.3g
Phytosterols 11.9mg
Proline 0.5g
Retinol 31mcg
Selenium, Se 6.1mcg
Serine 0.3g
Starch 0.1g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.2g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.7mg
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.2g
Valine 0.2g
Vitamin A, IU 1230.9IU
Vitamin A, RAE 87.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 13.7mcg
Water 33.7g
Zinc, Zn 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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