The weather is getting slightly chillier in DC, and Starbucks has stocked their pastry case with pumpkin scones which officially means fall is here!
I love pumpkin and I couldn’t wait to start baking as soon as the end of summer faded away. My little found this recipe (she goes through dessert obsessions, her last was red velvet and now she only likes pumpkin) and with the easy ingredient list I was ready to try it immediately.
While they baked the whole room filled with the sweet smell of cinnamon and pumpkin. Such a comforting and pleasant smell I was sad when they were all out of the oven. But not that sad because I wanted to eat one.
The over all product was very moist, flavorful and perfect for your first fall baking project. They almost reminded me of those Little Debbie oatmeal creme pies (one of the best mass produced cookies) because of the soft and chewy texture, balanced with the creme filling.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 15oz can pumpkin puree
1 ½ TPS vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 TPS baking soda
1 TBS baking powder
½ TPS salt
2 TBS cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover 3 cookie sheets with wax paper and spray with cooking oil.
Beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, oil and pumpkin together in a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add the vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until just combined.
Pour the batter into a pastry bag and pipe 2-inch circles onto the wax paper.
Bake for 11 minutes, or until the bottoms have started to brown. Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz package cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 16oz package powdered sugar
1 TSP vanilla extract
Cut the cream cheese and butter into small squares, do not soften or let them sit out to room temperature. Beat them together until combined but don’t over mix because the frosting will lose its thick consistency. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla, still being careful not to over beat. Frost one side of the pies generously and top with another pie. Enjoy!
My little taking the first bite of her treat.
Clearly she loves it. Happy little!