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Halloween Day 9: Yummy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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That first little niggling of cool weather in the fall always sends me running to the kitchen to make something pumpkin. The aroma of cinnamon spice and cooking confections always remind me of autumn. And since it was 85 degrees here in Central Florida today with a light breeze, I said that was good enough reason to start thinking orange!

I’ve been making these whoopie pies for quite a few years now, enough that I don’t know who to give credit to for the original recipe, but that doesn’t make them one iota less yummy. Every time there’s a plate of these around, it’s always a battle to see who gets the last one!

{PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES}

1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, 1 stick melted, ½ stick softened

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten

1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree (NOT pie filling)

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon plus 2 pinches salt

1 2/3 cups flour

4 ounces cream cheese, chilled

1 cup confectioners sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper

In large bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and ¾ teaspoon salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour.

Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop 12 generous mounds of batter, spaced evenly, onto each baking sheet. Make sure you drop equal amounts of batter, or else your pie halves won’t match up. Bake until springy to the touch, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter with the cream cheese. Add the confectioners’ sugar and the remaining 2 pinches salt an ½ teaspoon vanilla; mix on low speed until blended, then beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Spread the flat side of 12 cakes with the cream cheese frosting. Top each with another cake.

Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.

Priscila

Saturday 19th of October 2013

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