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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Submitted by: walnutspinney on June 7, 2010
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies are sandwich cookies that fall somewhere between a cookie and a tiny filled cake. Chocolate Whoopie Pies were the first kind I ever tried but these spicy pumpkin ones are now my favorite and are absolutely de rigueur in the fall when the pumpkins are coming in.

Ideally, these whoopie pies should rest for at least 24 hours before being eaten to allow the flavors to meld and deepen. But it’s hard to wait that long and a few always disappear as soon as they’re made.

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 32

Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes  

Ingredients

For the cookies:
2-1/2 cups flour (See Note)
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
3 large egg yolks
2 cups pureed pumpkin, canned or fresh
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the filling:
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar (10X)
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg white
1 tablespoon milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350¬ļF. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.


Cream butter until it is light. Add brown sugar and mix until it’s incorporated and light. Then add the egg yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add pumpkin and vanilla, and mix well.

Slowly add dry ingredients (helps to first mix them all together in another bowl or on a sheet of wax paper), and mix until thoroughly combined. Be careful not to over mix or the cookies will be tough.

Drop batter by tablespoon about 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. (For especially neat Whoopie Pies, pipe them using a 1/2″ tip.) Bake until they are puffed and spring back when touched, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

Make the filling: Whisk the butter until light, then whisk in 10x sugar until light and fluffy. Add salt and mix well, then whisk in vanilla. Add the egg white, whisking vigorously. The mixture will break and separate, but continue whisking vigorously until it comes back together and forms a smooth cream. Then whisk in the milk.

When the cookies are completely cool, spread one cookie with a thin layer of filling and top it with another cookie to make each Whoopie Pie. Continue with the remaining cookies and filling. Store the cookies in an airtight container. They will keep for at least a week if you can keep anyone from finding them…

Yield: 32 Whoopie Pies

Note: Because I like to use fresh ground whole wheat whenever possible, I substitute soft whole wheat flour (sometimes called whole wheat pastry flour) for at least half the flour called for in the recipe. It can make for a denser cookie — still tastes great (I think it adds more flavor, in fact) but if you’re not used to whole grain baking, you may want to stick with 100% all-purpose flour, bleached or unbleached.

Categories: Appetizers & Snacks, Cookies & Bars, Crowd-Size, Desserts, Kid-Friendly, Old-Fashioned, Potluck, Special Occasions

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