Thursday, October 30, 2008

a little pumpkin sumpin sumpin

foto by m @ askthebooth

found this perfect recipe that would be great for any
fall gathering, party, shower,
or just a bored and cold afternoon.

pumpkin whoopie pies w/ cinnamon creme filling


3c flour
1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 1/2-3 Tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp nutmeg

1/4tsp cloves (optional, but recommended)

1c granulated sugar

1c brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2c canola oil

1/2c applesauce

3 cups pumpkin puree

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. in a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. set aside.

in a separate bowl, whisk sugars, oil and applesauce together. add the pumpkin puree and whisk to combine thoroughly. add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined.

add flour mixture over the pumpkin mixture and stir until completely combined.

scoop batter onto a cookie sheet in heaping tablespoons, about 1 inch apart.
bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

foto by m @ askthebooth

cinnamon cream filling

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese (i used light/neufchatel), softened

6Tbsp butter, softened

3-4c powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1-1 1/2Tbsp cinnamon

cream butter and cream cheese together so there are no lumps. (getting the cream cheese softened is the key). stir in vanilla and cinnamon. stir in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. if you wanted to be real intense, you could even sprinkle the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar or powdered sugar mixed with cinnamon.

made about 2 1/2 dozen whoopie pies
(using 2 cookies per whoopie pie)

secrets and tips: i didn't actually use vanilla cause we didn't have any (shh... its ok). and a trick my granny taught me: cool your cookies straight on the cold counter. they will cook faster and then you can frost and eat them sooner.

1 comment:

tali said...

Meg's my roommate and she made these yesterday. They are SCRUMPTIOUS. I told my mom about them, and now she's going to bake them for a frind tonight. Thanks for posting the recipe!