I really should pay more attention. It's not like the world hasn't been trying to clue me in. I've been wearing my thick wool coat to work for weeks now, barely a leaf is left on a tree, and my mom's already emailing me asking what I want from Christmas - it's obviously Fall. (And yes, my mom starts her Christmas shopping exceptionally early. I guess you have to when you have 5 kids to shop for......)
Please don't ask what rules 1 & 2 are- it's kinda like Fight Club. I can't talk about it
Pumpkin-Maple Whoopie PiesRecipe adapted from MarthaStewart.com
What You'll Need:
For the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
3 cups AP Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp Ground Cloves
1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
2 cups Brown Sugar, packed
1 cup Veggie Oil
3 cups Pumpkin Puree (slightly less than 2- 15oz cans)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Maple-Cream Cheese Filling
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter, room temp
8oz Cream Cheese, room temp
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
What To Do:
1. Making the cookies: Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Set aside. In a separate large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and oil until well combined. Add pumpkin to sugar mixture and whisk until incorporated. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined. Slowly add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and whisk until fully incorporated.
3. Using a cookie scoop (or ice cream scoop), drop on the prepared sheets. Bake until the tops are slightly crackled and they pass the toothpick test, about 15 minutes. Keep on the pan to cool completely.
4. While cookies cool, make the filling: Beat together butter and cream cheese. Sift in powdered sugar. Then add vanilla. Beat until smooth. Then add maple syrup until well combined.
5. Assemble the whoopie pies: Fill a pastry bag (or ziploc bag) with the maple-cream cheese filling and pipe a large dollop on the half side of half the cookies. Sandwich with the other cookies halves. Place on a cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes to allow filling to set before serving.
This post was featured at Sugar Bee Crafts by Carrie of My Favorite Finds and by Emily at Nap Time Creations
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