Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


Sorry I have been scarce on the blog lately. I have been cleaning and crafting my little heart out around here! As promised to several people, here is the recipe I got from a great lady at church for making pumpkin whoopie pies! Chocolate whoopie pies have always been a PA Dutch/Amish kind of thing so I grew up with those- I thought it was really funny when the New York Times ran an article a few years ago about them like it was some new discovery sweeping the nation! Anyway, here is the pumpkin version!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
1 lb. brown sugar (I thought “YIKES” when I saw that but trust me, they are good!)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 cups pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
1tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves (I go a little light on this)
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
3 ½ cups flour
Mix pumpkin, eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add spices and dry ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Remove from tray and cool.

For the yummy cream cheese filling you will need:
4 ½ Tbsp. butter, softened
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups 10x sugar
Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Mix in the sugar and then spread a little bit on the flat side of a cookie, then sandwich

If you want them to last more than a day you may want to make a double batch!