Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
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Makes 10 pies| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • For the cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Make the cookies: Heat oven to 350° F with the racks in the upper and lower thirds. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugars, oil, egg, and vanilla until combined. Mix in the flour mixture until just moistened (do not overmix).
  3. Drop mounds of the dough (about 2 tablespoons each) onto the baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until golden and firm to the touch, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the filling: With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  5. Make the whoopie pies: Spread a heaping tablespoon of filling on the flat side of half the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies. If soft, chill for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Storage suggestion: Keep the whoopie pies refrigerated, between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before serving, if desired.
By December, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 whoopie pie
  • Calories 416
  • Fat 21g
  • Sat Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 46mg
  • Sodium 234mg
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 56g
  • Sugar 39g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 2mg
  • Calcium 36mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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Spacing cookies 1 or 2 inches apart on the baking sheet is important to keep them from spreading and running into each other.  

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