With the fall season, comes pumpkins, but they're not just great for carving, they're great for baking with, too. Pumpkins provide a healthy dose of vitamins A, C, K, and E, along with beta-carotene, magnesium, potassium, and iron. And, you can pick up a pumpkin right now at your local farmer's market. You can bake everything from pie to pasta with pumpkins, but here we share a recipe for a fall twist on traditional whoopie pies. Read on to learn how to make these miniature organic pumpkin whoopie pies for your next holiday get together.
What You Need
For the whoopie pies:
- 2 c. organic whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 c. organic brown sugar
- 1/2 c. organic pumpkin (pureed)
- 1/4 c. organic milk
- 1/4 c. organic butter
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. organic cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. organic ginger
- 1/4 tsp. organic nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. organic cloves
- 2 organic eggs (or egg substitute)
For the filling:
- 8 oz. organic or soy cream cheese
- 1/4 c. honey
Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients
First, preheat the over to 375° and grease a cookie sheet with organic butter. Then, using your stand mixer, mix all of the dry ingredient together.
Step 2: Mix the Wet Ingredients
Add in the pumpkin, butter, milk and eggs, and then mix until well combined.
Step 3: Pipe
Using a pastry bag, pipe round circles on your cookie sheet.
Step 4: Bake
Bake the whoopie pies for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack.
Step 5: Make the Filling
Using your stand mixer, mix the cream cheese and honey together.
Step 6: Make the Whoopie Pies
Once the “pies” are cool, add a thick layer of “filling” in between two cookies and sandwich them together.
Step 7: Enjoy
Watch your children and family gobble up this fun pumpkin treat.