I made these pumpkin pie cookies last year. I gave them out for Thanksgiving treats. If you aren't a piping master, this is your cookie.
I used this sugar cookie recipe and added karo syrup so the icing would harden. It's so much tastier than royal icing. I used the lid of one of my kitchen jars to press out the circles (I just held it up to the box to maximize my cookie size, but ensure it would fit). I just squiggled on the 'crust' by cutting the tip off a ziplock. I took a spoon and 'plopped' it on top of the cookie.
I found these little Wilton boxes that look like a pie container to put them inside (at Michael's). I added a tag and ribbon. So simple.