pumpkin whoopie pies

I made these in lieu of pie for Thanksgiving. I've never been a big fan of pie, and had never made one before so I looked for a good alternative. I found this recipe in my Martha Stewart Everyday magazine. They were so good! I know the pumpkin season is over, but if you have an extra can lying around, whip these babies up. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Whoopie Pies


2 cups flour
2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter melted, plus 1/4 cup at room temperature
3/4 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar, plus more for serving


Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, melted butter and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and whisk until just combined. Drop dough in 2 T. mounds on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 14 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and let cool completely. 

In a medium bowl beat the room temperature butter, 1/2 cup heavy cream, cocoa powder and powdered sugar on medium-high until fluffy. Spread filling on flat side of the cookies and sandwich cookies together. Dust with additional powdered sugar before serving. 


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