Up until my bridal shower, I had no idea what a whoopie pie was! My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me that day. It was passed to her from her Aunt Debbie and is quickly becoming a family favorite. The pumpkin adds that perfect fall touch. YUM!
MY SISTER-IN-LAW’S PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES
INGREDIENTS (for whoopie pies)
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cup oil
2 cups solid pumpkin
3 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ cups sugar
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and blend well. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool. (FYI, these cookies are also great without the frosting, with chocolate chips, or even just plain.)
INGREDIENTS (for frosting filling)
1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ stick Tillamook Butter
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
drops of milk (if needed)
Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Add sugar and a little milk if needed. Put frosting between two cookies.
This is also a great recipe to make with little kitchen helpers. My niece frequently jumps in to help her momma!
Photo courtesy of Alison Fayre.