Happy Halloween! Did you have a scary party to go to? What did you dress up as? Leave a comment and tell me who you went as, and the best costume you saw.

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are not just for Halloween parties, they are also great through the holiday season.  I am not a huge fan of pumpkin items, but these are one of my favorites. The cookie is soft and moist and not too sweet. You can pair it with a cream cheese frosting, or any other flavor of butter cream you think would be great with pumpkin. Maybe even add some crystallized ginger pieces in the filling for a little zing. For a little bit of fancy-ness you can roll the open sides of frosting in pumpkin seeds, chopped nuts, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips, or even just some holiday sprinkles.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-15oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ Tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ Tablespoon ground ginger
  • ½ Tablespoon ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Combine oil and sugar, it will look grainy but it's fine.
  4. Add in eggs, vanilla and pumpkin puree, mix well.
  5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Using a 2oz scoop, scoop onto a parchment (or silicone pad) lined, AND pam'ed baking sheet. I know it seems like a little bit much to line and pam a baking sheet but it's worth it.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. While waiting for your whoopies to cool, make your filling.
  9. When they are cooled its now time to assemble the whoopie pies. Line up two rows of whoopies. Put filling on one line, using a pastry bag for a quick clean fill, or use a spoon to spread it on. Top with the second whoopie.
  10. Now stuff yo face.

 
Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese until well combined.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar, and vanilla
  3. Beat until well combined and fluffy

 

Brandie

Brandie

Brandie graduated from the California Culinary Academy.
She enjoys fresh pasta, creamy cheesy risotto, fresh churned gelato right out of the machine, and peanut butter cups. She absolutely despises cilantro and walnuts. Her favorite kitchen utensils are whisks and offset spatulas.
When she is not in the kitchen you can find her being lazy with her cats and polishing her nails.
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