pumpkin whoopie pies

Why is a whoopie pie called a whoopie pie? If you think good old whoopie pies can't get any better, just wait until you try these. The month of November would not be complete without these!
2 eggs
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
3 cups flour
1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
Heat the oven to 350. Beat the eggs, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. stir in the pumpkin. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture a half cup at a time, blending each time until smooth. Drop a heaping tablespoon of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet, using the back of a wet spoon to slightly flatten each mound. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. For Filling: Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the powdered sugar a half cup at a time, until the frosting is spreadable. To assemble the pies, turn half of the cookies bottom side up and spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting on each one. Top them with the remaining cookies. Make 10 to 14.


aShLeY said...

Hey I remember these!! Sooo yummy! I don't know if I can duplicate these but I am sure going to try:) You bake the best stuff ever Martha!

Robin Pedersen said...

I have never heard of these before, they look DELICIOUS and we better have them when we come to Ohio for Christmas. Party, party, party.

Brynn said...

OOOH These look sooo good. I will try them. Thanks!!

GarrGroup said...

Ok, seriously you make everyone look bad! You are seriously Martha! I explained to Bella that she does not have a mom that knows how to do things like this. Love the progress on the house. Good luck with the move!

510Jen said...

Yummy I must try thanks Steph. How are you I am so glad for the blog world I am always wondering what you are up to?

sara said...

These are AMAZING!!!!
Thanks for making these my new favorite fall treat. Thanks for posting the recipe too.