- Cover baking sheet with parchment. Microwave candy coating wafers in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min.; stir until smooth.
- Dip tops of 8 cookies, 1 at a time, into melted candy coating; place, dipped sides up, on prepared baking sheet. Decorate with chocolate chips to resemble jack-o'-lanterns. Let stand 5 min.
- Mix Neufchatel, sugar and orange zest until blended; spread onto remaining cookies. Top with decorated cookies, gently pressing cookies together to secure.
- Roll edges in sprinkles. Stand cookie-wiches on their sides. Insert licorice piece into cream mixture at top of each for pumpkin stem. Refrigerate 30 min.
The Neufchatel mixture can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before using as directed. The decorated cookies can be stored up to 24 hours before serving.