Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (original recipe from Family Fun magazine November 2005)

COOKIES:

2 eggs

2 c  brown sugar

1 c  vegetable oil (or 1/2 c oil and 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce)

1 t  vanilla

1 (15oz) can pumpkin

3 c  flour

1 T  pumpkin pie spice

1 t  baking powder

1 t  baking soda

1 t  salt

Beat eggs, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pumpkin.  Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl.  Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture a little at a time, blending after each addition until smooth. Drop a heaping Tablespoon of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. 

FROSTING:

4 oz cream cheese softened

1/2 c  softened butter

2 t  vanilla

4-5 c  powdered sugar

Whip  butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add vanilla and 2 cups powdered sugar, combine.  Add remaining sugar until desired consistency.

~Place frosting on underside of cookie, top with another cookie.  Admire for at least a second before devouring!