Delicious Fall Dessert

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies


2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
solid pack pumpkin
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
fine chopped walnuts (opt)


1. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla; beat until light and creamy. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets (Silpat pads work well for this). Smooth tops of cookies (I use the bottom of a glass lightly floured). You can also place them in a pans shaped like pumpkins…William Sonoma has a really cute one. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

2. These can be frosted with frosting of your choice. I don't have a recipe for the frosting, but I use a butter cream or cream cheese frosting. I do have the whoopie pie filling recipe though.

4 oz. cream cheese, at room temp.
6 TBS butter, at room temp.
1/2 tsp.vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in small mixer bowl on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy.