Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Whoopie!!

I continue on my pumpkin spree! These whoopie pies were *okay*, but not my favorite of my pumpkin creations. They were up against some tough competition though (roll, bread and cheesecake brownies). They were easy enough to make and tasted good.

**UPDATE** These were so much better once they were refrigerated! So, they are most definitely better than *okay*!! I will definitly make these again!


PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES (Rachael Ray)

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, 1 stick melted, 1/2 stick softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon plus 2 pinches salt
1 2/3 cups flour
4 ounces cream cheese, chilled
1 cup confectioners' sugar

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the baking powder, the baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour.

Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop 12 generous mounds of batter, spaced evenly, onto each baking sheet. Bake until springy to the touch, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter with the cream cheese. Add the confectioners' sugar and the remaining 2 pinches salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; mix on low speed until blended, then beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Spread the flat side of 12 cakes with the cream cheese frosting. Top each with another cake.

2 comments:

Allie said...

yum, they look delicious!

Katie said...

Oh yummy Erin! They look great! I'm suprised they were just "okay". I probably would have eaten about 10 anyway. :)