Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
 
 
Moist, soft pumpkin spice cookies filled with a tasty cream cheese frosting will have you shouting "whoopie!" for more!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature; lightly beaten
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
Icing
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups powdered (confectioner's) sugar
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs and beat well.
  5. Add pumpkin and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  6. Stir in flour mixture.
  7. Drop by tsp or using small cookie/ice cream scoop onto cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 10-13 minutes or until springy to touch.
  9. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then wire racks.
Filling
  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, & vanilla on medium until fluffy.
  2. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Spread filling in between 2 cookies and store in refrigerator. I often use a piping bag, it's faster than spreading the filling on with a knife.
Recipe by Nurse Loves Farmer at http://www.nurselovesfarmer.com/2013/10/pumpkin-whoopie-pies/