Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Thought these would be a good post for today….. THANKSGIVING. I should’ve made them again today. They were really moist and rich and flavorful. To be completely honest I can’t for the life of me find the original recipe I used for these?! I thought I saved it in an email and can’t track it down. I THINK it may be from good ol Martha here. I used all the exact same ingredients and the steps sound the most familiar to me!

INGREDIENTS

Cookies:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups firmly packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups pumpkin puree, chilled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Icing:

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step One:

Preheat oven to 350 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside. You could throw in some ginger and ground cloves too if you have it. I didn’t.

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Step Two:

Combine brown sugar and oil with mixer if you have one. Mix until smooth. Add eggs one at a time then mix after each addition. Add your vanilla and pumpkin and get it all mixed up thoroughly.

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Step Three:

Drop heaping tablespoons of your mix onto baking sheets one at a time about 1 inch apart. Bake for around 15 minutes but keep an eye on them. Go to Step Four while you’re waiting. Stick a toothpick in to see if it comes out clean. You’ll have these when they’re done.  Kind of similar to these Pumpkin Cookies I made a while back. 

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Step Four:

To make the filling….beat your butter until smooth. Add cream cheese and beat until it’s all nicely mixed up and combined. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla, beat just until smooth.

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Step Five:

Create your whoopie pies. If you have some piping tools you could use them to spread filling on to cookies. I have some actually but was too lazy and just scooped the filling out with a spoon. Put a large dollop of filling on to one flat side of a cookie and top with another. Pretty dang easy? And here you have a pumpkin whoopie pie (or several). Sooo good.

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The recipe I used called for it to make about 12 or so? I think mine made a little less but all worth it!

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