Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (original recipe from Family Fun magazine November 2005)
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.
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!
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
1/2 cups molasses
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon each ground ginger and cloves
1 teaspoon salt
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
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
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! 🙂