Chef Lynn's Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Chef Lynn's Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These whoopie pies take us back to our childhood - except homemade and way more delicious. These would make a great holiday gift for your kid's teachers, your neighbors, or for yourself!

Cookie Ingredients:

1 ½ cups pumpkin purée
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Maple buttercream frosting for filling

Whoopie Pie Directions:
Preheat oven to 375° F. and line large baking sheets with parchment paper. combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl; gently mix. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin purée, shortening, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Incorporate the dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Do not overmix. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheet pan.

Bake 10-12 minutes; do not let edges get brown. Cool completely. Scoop a dollop of frosting on the flat side of half the whoopie pies. Sandwich gently with the remaining whoopie pies.

Maple Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
1½ pounds confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup

Frosting Directions:
Mix well until fluffy.

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