Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pumpkin Cream Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
I found a pumpkin whoopie pie recipe on Martha Stewart's website, but I changed it up quite a bit. It was a huge hit on Thanksgiving. They are yummy, but not healthy at all. Of course you could definitely substitute applesauce for butter, splenda for sugar, and use wheat flour, but for Thanksgiving I didn't. Here is the recipe I made:
1 stick softened unsalted butter
1/2 cup oil
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 can pure pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour

2 sticks softened cream cheese ( I did use the 1/3 less fat kind)
1 Jar Marshmallow cream
1/2 cup butter softned
1 box confectioners' sugar (you can use less if you don't want it to be too sweet)
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream together sugar and oil. Add eggs and pumpkin. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Drop by tablespoonsful (the best thing to use is a small ice cream scoop) on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies.
Beat together all filling ingredients together frost the bottom of one cookie and sandwich another cookie on top.
Chill for at least 20 minutes.

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