Whoopie Pie

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!

This rainy Monday inspired me to think outside the cupcake and break open one of my other baking books for a change! It just so happened to be this one...

I originally didn’t plan on making whoopie pies, but when I saw the recipe for pumpkin paired with a maple buttercream filling, I couldn’t resist.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
-makes about 30 cookies, 15 sandwiches

2 1/4 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup, or 1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift( I whisked) together flour, baking powder, baking soda, all spices and salt.
3. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
4. Add the flour mixture a cup at a time until just incorporated, don’t overmix!
5. Using 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop the batter about two inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cakes begin to crack and are firm to the touch.

Maple Buttercream Filling
-makes enough to fill about 15 sandwiches

1/2 cup, or 1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until creamy. Sift powdered sugar, then add it 1/2 cup at a time to the butter.
2. Add the milk and maple syrup and beat for 3-4 minutes until fluffy.
3. Using a piping bag with a round tip, spread the buttercream onto one of the whoopies, then top with another!

Flour and all the spices!

Butter, brown sugar, egg and pumpkin!

My whoopies actually didn’t flatten out as much as the picture in the book. So after taking them out of the oven and cooling them for about 5 minutes, I lightly flattened them out with the palm of my hand!

Looks like a cookie, tastes like cake, with buttercream in between =]


<3holli