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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Pumpkin cookies with ginger cream cheese frosting.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
30 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
30 min
Recipe Servings
Servings
12

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) Darigold butter, softened

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup canned, unseasoned pureed pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

Ginger Cheese Filling

Directions

Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

COOKIES

Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in the pumpkin and vanilla.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until smooth. Drop onto cookie sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls to make 24 cookies. Bake until springy to the touch (about 12 to 15 minutes). Cool completely on a wire rack.

GINGER CHEESE FILLING

Using an electric mixer, combine 6 tablespoons butter and 4 ounces cream cheese on medium-high speed until blended.  Reduce speed to low and beat in 11/2 cups confectioner’s sugar and 3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger. Beat until fluffy (about 2 minutes).

Spread the flat sides of half the cookies with the filling, top with the remaining cookies and refrigerate.



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