Wednesday, September 25, 2013


....I almost forgot to take a picture of these!  Remembered just in time, as I had loaded them to take out of the house!

Pumpkin Whoopies!

The other day, I received a mailing which was to convince me to subscribe to another publication.  I am not in the market for anymore periodicals here, though I was happy to find an enclosed "gift" - a recipe card for these Pumpkin Whoopies!  So - I set about giving myself time to make them!

This is a free recipe from the editors of .....entertain....decorate....Celebrate!

COOKIES - Makes about 1 1/2 dozen (Note to self - look for smaller scoop.)
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin pie puree (pumpkin)
3/4 cup whole buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt.  In a separate medium bowl, beat butter and sugar at high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Gradually add eggs, beating well to combine.  Add pumpkin, beating to combine.  in a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and vanilla.
- Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (Batter will be thick.)  Using a 1 1/2-inch spring-loaded ice-cream scoop, place batter mounds 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick insesrted near the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven, and let cool on pan for 5 minutes, remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- In a medium bowl, beat butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, about 3 minutes.  Spread approximately 1 Tablespoon Buttercream Filling onto the flat side of one cookie; top with another cookie, flat side down.  Repeat with remaining cookies and Buttercream Filling.  If desired, they may be garnished with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar.

I had only a dozen of these, so I think my scoop may be a tad too large. 

This has been a very different kind of week as we are saddened by the unexpected passing of Country Man's father on Sunday.  Arrangements have been made, and out-of-town family is arriving.  Needless to say, it is a difficult time, as will be true about the time ahead.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. sorry about your FIL. i have never made whoopie pies.

  2. My condolences on the passing of your father in law. It's never easy loosing a family member at any age. May he rest in the peace of Christ.

    I have bookmarked this recipe for when I have time too make it. It looks delicious.

    Hugs to you and Country Man.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you!

    The recipe loos and sounds delicious. Thank you.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss Nellie, I will be praying for your family. I have never made whoopee pies but they look fantastic. My thoughts will be with you.

  5. You know that I am praying for Country Man and his family, and I'll continue to pray that they will have a good time of fellowship together as they observe an unexpected event in their lives. Sometimes we ask questions at such times, but we just have to trust that God has a perfect plan for all of us.

    These whoopie pies look really delicious, and I fear that it would be dangerous for me to have them around the house!! Of course, they wouldn't last very long, but too many of them would find their way into my mouth! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Sorry for the lose of a loved one. Hope things go smoothly through the days ahead... hugs will help. You did a great job on the cookies. xoxo,Susie

  7. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

    I love whoopie pies but have only made the chocolate ones. But I'll be trying these pumpkin ones. : ) Thanks for the recipe.

  8. What a difficult time. I'm so sorry for the unexpected loss.

    I'm adding this to my list of recipes to try. Whoopie pies and pumpkin! How fantastic!

  9. My condolences and prayers to Country Man and the family.

  10. The Whoopie pies looks delicious , bookmark it .

    My deepest condolences to Country Man and his family . There are a lot of friends thats praying to help you stay strong in the days ahead . Blessings dear Nellie.

  11. Nellie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have made many cream filled whoopie pies in the past but almost all of them call for a filling that uses Crisco and I am not a fan of the taste of it so I will try this instead.
    Again, please accept my condolences.

  12. Dear Nellie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take good care.

    Do love pumpkin. What a great way to put it to use.

  13. First off I am sorry about CMan's Dad passing away so suddenly. Although, maybe in the end, that is the easiest way to go.
    I have never seen Pumpkin Whoopie Pies- always the chocolate ones. I am saving this recipe, Nellie.

    Hope you had a good day- I am just now getting around to visiting...I think I need to go to bed! lol xo Diana

  14. Dear Nellie,
    So very sorry to hear about your family's loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Louise

  15. I'm sorry for your loss, Nellie. Love to you and your family. ♥