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Before I show you my goodies I have to preface by saying….I know when most of you think pumpkin you think Thanksgiving. Well, I don’t!! Haha. In my area, you can NEVER find pumpkin filling in the grocery store unless its October, November, or December. Thus, I enjoy making pumpkin recipes ALL through the holiday season, not just at Thanksgiving!!
Thus I give you…Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
In a large mixing bowl mix together 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup canola oil. Add in an entire jar of pumpkin puree (the larger kind!), 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract,
Add to the pumpkin mix a mixture of 3 cups flour, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
Mix together until smooth.
Use a cookie scoop to spoon out tablespoon sized cookies onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
While the little whoopies are baking, you can get to work on the cream cheese icing!
In a large mixing bowl, mix together 3 cups of powdered sugar, 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of softened butter, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix until most lumps are gone.
YUM. Anyone else REALLY enjoy being able to lick out the bowl after this step?? I so do 🙂
Take your whoopies out of the oven and let cool.
After they have cooled, ice the middle with the cream cheese icing.
Stick another whoopie on top, and you’ve got a pumpkin whoopie pie!
This recipe uses extra pumpkin so the whoopies are extra moist and delicious. They’re so good, you’ll want to eat pumpkin ALL year round!