Friday, October 9, 2009

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies



This treat is a fun, fall version of the popular moon pies, or whoopie pies as we called them growing up. They are so delicious - they never last long in our house.

~ Pumpkin Whoopie Pies ~

1 1/2 sticks butter (1 stick melted, 1/2 stick softened)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white flour
2/3 cup wheat flour
4 ounces fat free cream cheese, chilled
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together the melted butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add in the eggs, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Gently fold in the flour.

Drop 12 generous mounds of batter, spaced evenly, onto each baking sheet (two greased baking sheets). Bake at 350 until springy to the touch, about 10 minutes. Place on a cooling rack.

Using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter with the cream cheese. Add the confectioners' sugar and 1/2 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 cooled cakes with the cream cheese frosting. Top each with another cake.

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6 comments:

  1. I am so all over this... my son will love you forever!

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  2. Oh I just love this.

    Next Monday I am hosting a pumpkin round up of all things pumpkin and would love for you to link up.

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  3. I'd be happy to! I'll have to write myself a note so I don't forget. ;)

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  4. yummy! If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

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