Friday, September 5, 2008

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These are delicious and a fun switch from regular pumpkin cookies. A real treat!
source: Family Fun Magazine, November 2005

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

cookies:

2 eggs

2 cups light brown sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp. vanilla

1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin

3 cups flour

1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 350. Beat eggs, brown sugar, oil and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in pumpkin. In a separate bowl, combine flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to egg mixture a 1/2 cup at a time blending each time until smooth. Drop my heaping tablespoons onto a lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Using a wet spoon, slightly flatten the top of each cookie. Bake for about 12 min. Cool on wire rack. TIP: I cut the oil in 1/2 and add a 1/2 cup applesauce and then the 1/2 cup oil. This cuts down the calories and fat. I also often double this recipe, as they are so tasty and fun to give to neighbors and friends.

FILLING:

4 oz. cream cheese (softened) you can use the reduced fat kind

1/2 cup butter or margarine softened

2 tsp. vanilla

4-5 cups powdered sugar

Beat together until light and fluffy.

Assemble cookies like the photo- like you are making oreos. This recipe makes about 10-14 total whoopie pies. Very yummy! (I usually double it.)


6 comments:

Jennifer said...

These look so good! I was waiting to comment until after I tried them, but with all the canning I've been doing, I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon. I'll have to write the recipe down and let you know how we liked them later.

Cami said...

Woo! That looks good.

Amanda @ www.kiddio.org said...

Wow, these look so good! I'm just a sucker for anything with frosting, and this seems much more manageable thank making a whole cake!
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Michelle said...

Oh yummy!! That takes me back to the Amish bakeries I went into in Pennsylvania. The pumpkin ones are my favorite. How many points for one of those? :)

aaronandsharla said...

Michelle, I have no idea on the points on THESE but probably like 5 each ....these are probably why I gained a few lbs. lately. dang it! But these are delicious- especially fun to make in the fall...

Becky said...

I'm a sucker for pumpkin, how can a gal resist. You have a lot of yummy looking recipes, lots of keepers.