Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe

source: bonappetit.com
source: bonappetit.com

Whoopie Pies trace their origins to the Amish residents of Lancaster County, Pa. According to local legend, the Amish wives made them secretly to add to their husbands’ lunch pails. When the farmers opened them up at noontime, they yelled “Whoopie!”

Since that time, the Whoopie Pie has become a favorite on-the-go dessert, and this recipe for a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie is a great addition to the Whoopie Pie legacy.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon cloves (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Filling

  • 2 cups 10X confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Preparation

First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Next prepare the cookies and filling seperately.

  • How to Make the Cookies: Combine the oil and brown sugar in a mixing bowl, add the pumpkin and eggs until they are all mixed into a thick paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine until thick and doughy. On a lightly greased baking sheet, drop large teaspoon-sized amounts of dough at even spacing throughout the pan. Bake the cookies at 350°F for about 10 to 12 minutes, until the cookies are firm.
  • How to Make the Filling: Thoroughly combine egg white, milk, and vanilla in a new bowl with half of the confectioners sugar. Then add the shortening and the remaining confectioners sugar. Mix until the filling is smooth and fluffy.

Once the cookies have sufficiently cooled, spread an equal amount of filling between two cookies to form the whoopie pie.

Serve immediately.

Yields: approx. three dozen whoopie pies

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