Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Making Whoopie Pies

Fall is time for pumpkins and festivals which makes me think of the Covered Bridge Festival.  That festival makes me think of all the places we stop at during our visit to the festival, including some Amish roadside stands.  Amish roadside stands make me think of homebaked goodies.  Homebaked goodies make me think of whoopie pies!  Did you feel like you were reading "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" books or one othe others in that series?  I really wanted to make something special for Carl this was the perfect recipe.  They were very easy to make and didn't last long :) 

Recipe courtesy of

2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups solid pack pumpkin puree
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
2.  Combine the oil and brown sugar. Mix in the pumpkin and eggs, beating well. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Mix well.
3.  Drop dough by heaping teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets. (I used my fingers to slightly flatten the dough before baking otherwise mine ended up looking like little mountains.)  Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool then make sandwiches from two cookies filled with Whoopie Pie Filling.
4.  To Make Whoopie Pie Filling: Beat egg white and mix with the milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Mix well then beat in the shortening and the remaining cup of confectioners' sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

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