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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup black walnuts, ground (optional)

For the filling

  • 2 cups 10x sugar
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions

Cookies: Cream sugar and oil. Mix in pumpkin and eggs. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool.

Filling: Mix 1 cup sugar with egg white, milk, and vanilla. Add shortening and another cup of sugar. After cookies cool, spread filling generously on the flat sides of half the cookies. Top with another cookie to form a sandwich.

Yield: 3 dozen sandwich pies.

Recipe ideas from Turkey Hill