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!

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Molasses Cookies

 

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These cookies are one of our favorites! They are so scrumptious and never last long at our house.

 

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cups molasses

4 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon each ground ginger and cloves

1 teaspoon salt

Additional sugar

 

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add molasses; mix well.  Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Chill overnight or for at least 2 hours.  Shape into 1/2 in. balls; roll in sugar.  Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes or until edges begin to brown.  Cool for two minutes then remove to wire racks.

 

*recipe originally printed in Taste of Home

Grandma’s Peanut Butter Cookies

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Cream together:

1 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

Mix in:

1 cup peanut butter

Beat well and add:

2 well beaten eggs

In a separate bowl mix together:

2  1/2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture.  Stir well.

Chill for at least an hour.  Roll into balls and then roll in a bowl of white sugar, coating the cookie ball with sugar.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375* F  for 8-10 minutes

Now just see if you can eat just one! 🙂