Let's Make Whoopie?!

30 October 2013

Okay not really!! But that's what my small group leader said when I brought these yummies to our group. Whoopie pies are not to be confused with moon pies, cookies or cake. These yummy tender morsels are formed from a batter that yields a slightly sweet outer and cream that makes a punch packing inner. The closer we get to the end of Fall the more I want to bake delectable Fall themed treats - pumpkin is everything! Whenever I have seen or had whoopie pies they have always been chocolate. I stumbled upon this pumpkin recipe and decided I had to make these for my Fall themed baking season. I am now somewhat obsessed with whoopie pies and I am thinking of trying my hand at make red velvet ones. So if you see this recipe repeat itself remember you have been warned.


When following the recipe I failed to read where it told me to use full tablespoons so I came up with 3 dozen pies instead of the 2 dozen that the recipe was supposed to yield. In a way it worked out perfectly because these portion sizes were much better for the people that I was making them for. My husband however ate the majority and there were only 20 left for our small group - and then when we got to group he ate 6 more. One of our small group members told him to share because he lived with the whoopie pies and they didn't!! I can't tell you how it made my smile to see everyone clamoring around to have 2 or 3 and giving me a pat on the back for a job well done. Thankfully a few people didn't show or there would not have been enough. Some of the members had never had a whoopie pie before and I think after that night they are probably wondering where they have been all their life. 


This recipe is truly easier than it looks. It is more time consuming than it is difficult. It would be a perfect recipe to make if you have more than two hands on deck -you can make it with your friends or family - I tackled it alone. Get inspired and check out the recipe below....maybe whoopie pies will be on your Thanksgiving desert table this year. I must warn you they are highly addicting and not the perfect choice for those that are health conscious and counting calories - you might have regrets but your taste buds won't! So live a little!!


P.S. I know that was a really big bite....please be mindful that I have all 32 teeth.

Whoopie Pies


INGREDIENTS
Batter:
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup canola oil
1½ cups pumpkin puree

2 large eggs*
2 tbs cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
tsp baking soda
tsp salt
tsp vanilla extract

Filling:
4oz cream cheese, softened*

6 tbs butter, softened*
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

DIRECTIONS

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Grease your baking sheets or line them with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.

In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oil, pumpkin, and eggs* beat on medium speed with a handheld or stand mixer. Sift together the dry ingredients and then add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Make sure the mixture is thoroughly combined but do not over mix.


Scoop batter and drop tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet 2 inches apart. I used a portion scoop to make my life easier. If you don't have one use a measuring spoon and a small spatula



Bake until middle is done, it took mine 12 minutes and I stayed in the kitchen the entire time. Babysit these - you don't want them to overcook. Once they are done remove from baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack.


For the filling combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla, beating at medium speed. Beat until smooth and add confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time. Make sure butter and cream cheese are softened or your filling will be lumpy.

When cakes have cooled match them up with a same sized brother and spread approximately 1 tablespoon of the filling on flat side of the pies.

Enjoy!!

*All ingredients used in this recipe are vegan. Eggs are made from egg re-placer  Butter is Earth Balance, and Cream Cheese is Tofutti.


Your Turn: What's your favorite fall desert and tell me have you ever had a whoopie pie? 

12 comments:

  1. Ummmmm...those look so good!! I may have to try those out!

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  2. I must say, those do look very good. I've never had a Whoopie Pie... normally I'm that person that scrapes the icing off of any cake I eat and just eat the cake. But those really look good! We made Apple Monkey Bread the other day with apples from the local apple orchard... YUM!!! Anything with apple chunks is my fave. (I found your blog through In It's Time a few days ago! Love your blog! Your graphics and photography are awesome!)

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  3. Oh they look awesome! Love whoopie pies. I've tried a ginger cinnamon one I think it was before and chocolate but love This idea yum!!!!

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  4. Perfect fall treat! I'm going to come to your blog for food porn all the time, since I am all gluten-free and no fun right now. ha!

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    1. Just for you Emily I am going to try more gluten free recipes!! I did a coconut flour cookie a while ago it was pretty amazing, but I've done chocolate chip cookies before!

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  5. Your pictures are always so pretty!!

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  6. Oh dear goodness, this sounds SO GOOD! :-)

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  7. wooooooowwwwwwww!!! yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

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  8. These look so yummy...I loved the title too, good play on words! ;)

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  9. I've never tried Whoopie Pies but really want to make some! These look delish!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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