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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 tablespoon ground cloves

1 egg white
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup shortening

For the cookies:  Combine oil and brown sugar.  Mix in the pumpkin and the eggs, mix it well.  Add flour, salt baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.  Mix well.  On a lightly greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet, drop by heaping teaspoons or the smallest Pampered Chef cookie scoop (pictured above is the medium scoop).  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Let cookies cool then ake sandwiches from two cookies filled with the filling!

For the Whoopie Pie Filling:  Beat egg white and mix with the milk, vanilla and 1 cup of powdered sugar.  Mix well then beat in the shortening and the remaining cup of powdered sugar.  Beat until light and fluffy.

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