Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups solid pack pumpkin puree
  • 2eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon ground ginger
  • ½ tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1egg white
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 3

    Drop dough by heaping teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets. 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.

  • Step 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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