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!
- 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
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The recipe I used called for it to make about 12 or so? I think mine made a little less but all worth it!