October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Just in time for Halloween and fall parties!  

 

Ingredients:


    • 1.5 sticks unsalted butter (1 stick melted, 1/2 stick softened)
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs at room temp lightly beaten
    • 1 cup pumpkin 
    • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
    • 1.5 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 3/4 tsp salt plus two pinches
    • 1 2/3 cups flour
    • 4 ounces cream cheese chilled
    • 1 cup confectioners sugar
     

 

Directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350.
    •  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
    • In large bowl whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. 
    • Whisk in eggs, pumpkin, & pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and 3/4 tsp salt. using rubber spatula fold in the flour.
    • Using an ice cream scoop drop 12 generous mounds of batter spaced evenly onto baking sheets.
    • Bake until springy to the touch, about 10 minutes.
    • Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
 Frosting:
Meanwhile using an electric mixer cream the softened butter with the cream cheese. Add confectioners sugar and remaining 2 pinches of salt and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Mix on low speed until blended, then on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
 Spread the flat side of 12 cakes with frosting and top with another cake.  
Makes 6 large Whoopie pies! 

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