Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

Now that school is in full swing, I have not had too much time for experimental baking. At the moment Betty Crocker has been supplying me with baked goods. In attempts at procrastinating in my school work tonight, I came across this recipe. I have not made these myself yet but and they sound delicious. I personally have never seen anything other than chocolate whoopie pies. These are definitely going on my "make for tailgating" recipe list. Lets hope they go good with a nice pumpkin ale. :)

Whoopie Pies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour

Cream Cheese Frosting
4 Tbs. butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
pinch of salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth. Add eggs, pumpkin, vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix just until combined.

On a parchment lined baking sheet, drop tablespoon sized balls of dough, making sure to press down any points or jagged edges. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely before icing.

To make the frosting, mix butter and sugar. Then add in the sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat on high speed for about 2-3 minutes. Spread frosting on the flat side of one half of the pie and place another pie on top.

Original Recipe courtesy of Home. Made Simple.

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