Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 440.5
  • Total Fat: 20.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.7 mg
  • Sodium: 282.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 61.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Number of Servings: 14


    Pumpkin Cakes:

    3 cups (390 grams) all purpose flour

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

    1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

    1 teaspoon ground cloves

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

    2 cups (410 grams) light brown sugar

    2 large eggs, room temperature

    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    1 - 15 ounce (425 grams) can pumpkin puree

    Vanilla Filling:

    1/4 cup (55 grams) vegetable shortening

    1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) (55 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

    1 cup (115 grams) confectioners' (powdered or icing) sugar

    1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

    1/2 cup (120 ml) light corn syrup


For Pumpkin Cakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (can also use a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. Beat in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Drop heaping tablespoons (can also use a small ice cream scoop) of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. With moistened fingers or with the back of a spoon, smooth the tops of the cakes.

Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies, when lightly pressed, spring back. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Filling: Beat the shortening and butter until soft and creamy. With the mixer on its lowest speed, gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar. Increase the speed to high, and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Then, with the mixer on low speed, beat in the vanilla extract and slowly drizzle in the corn syrup. Continue to beat until the filling looks like soft mayonnaise.

To Assemble: Take one cake and spread a heaping tablespoon of the filling on the flat side of the cake. Top with another cake. The assembled cookies can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for several days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Makes about 14 Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.

Number of Servings: 14

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THITE-BOARH.

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