Thursday, November 5, 2009

Whoopie pies

Whoopie pies are an Amish-Mennonite speciality. They consist of two cake-like cookies sandwiched with fluffy frosting. Traditional whoopie pies are chocolate, but oatmeal and pumpkin are also popular.

Guided by the cookbook Judith purchased earlier this week, Judith, Kaelyn and I measured and stirred, whipped and frosted. The cookies smelled so yummy and looked so good, that one of the cooks couldn't wait until they were frosted to try one.

Photo by Judith

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

2 cups pumpkin
2 egg yolks
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
Cream together pumpkin, egg yolks, brown sugar, oil and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Using a spoon or cookie scoop drop cookies onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F for about 10 minutes. Let cool. Frost bottom side of one cookie with a generous amount of frosting. Place a second cookie on the frosting to make a sandwich.

2 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons milk
1 lb. powdered sugar

Using an electric mixer whip together egg whites, vanilla, flour, shortening and milk. Add powdered sugar and continue mixing until the frosting is smooth and creamy.


  1. Another pumpkin recipe (everyone is putting pumpkin recipes on their blogs :)!
    This one I think I'll make becaue I like whoopie pies... we have made the regular chocolate ones, chocolate with mint filling...but never pumpkin! I think I will share the recipe with my aunt too because she and her family like them!
    Thanks Amy!

  2. Looks like the shots of Kaelyn helping :)

  3. Mmmmm, they sound so good. I can almost smell them! I just may try to make them!

  4. Thanks for this recipe, Amy. They look scrumptious! Just might have to make them for our Thanksgiving get-together with family...

    ~ Betsy