Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Well, pumpkin whoopie pies definitely wasn't our original intention this past Sunday when we got together for a little baking extravaganza! For months we have been talking about how we want to try flooding cut-out cookies with royal icing. We figured halloween was the perfect opportunity! Especially being that we have many cute and fun halloween cookie cutters!

We browsed through many magazines and cookbooks looking for the perfect sugar cookie recipe. We thought we had found just the right one until we were halfway through mixing the ingredients and realized it was meant more as a drop-cookie than a roll-out cookie. Guess this is the reason why you should read ALL the way through a recipe being starting. Oops!

We then tried to transition the half mixed ingredients into a different recipe. We mixed it, chilled it, and attempted to roll it. Well, needless to say the dough was extremely sticky and impossible to roll out. And my short temper that day caused me to become extremely frustrated real fast. By this point we were 0-2. And things were not going very smooth.

We didn't want to throw away the dough and waste the ingredients so we just started playing around! This is where the fun finally started. We added half a can of pumpkin and threw in some brown sugar. And then started adding spices until our taste buds were satisfied! Just don't ask us for the recipe. We have no clue what we added or how much.

We threw a scoop of the dough on the cookie sheet as a test. When we took it out of the oven it had baked into a perfect fluffy circle. At this point we both knew they were the ultimate whoopie pie cookie! Amazing how we went from flooding sugar cookies with royal icing to making pumpkin whoopie pies. Definitely an interesting string of events that lead to the final result!

We filled the whoopie pies with a brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese frosting. The recipe is from a post on If you can believe it, I actually haven't tasted the finished product. I know, kind of weird considering my love for sweets. But I am trying this new thing called self-control. We will just have to wait and see what the reviews are from the taste testers at the halloween party tomorrow night!

Another Sweet Escape!

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