Satisfy the Sweet Tooth

So although this weather is being a little crazy and not exactly making it feel like Fall, we are ready for over sized sweaters, anything flavored pumpkin, and drinking coffee all day.  

We found this yummy recipe to indulge in and hopefully inspire cooler weather to start heading our way!!! 

Pumpkin-Chocolate Whoopie Pies


Fall is the time for all-things pumpkin and what better way to celebrate the season than cooking with such flavors? Here is a great dessert recipe that will satisfy all your pumpkin needs this year! 

Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus 1/4 cup, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, plus more for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, melted butter, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and whisk just until combined.
  2. Drop dough in 2-tablespoon mounds, 1 inch apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until tops of cookies spring back when gently pressed, about 14 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to wire racks and let cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat room temperature butter, 1/2 cup cream, cocoa powder, and confectioners' sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 minutes. Spread filling on flat side of half the cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies. To serve, dust with confectioners' sugar.









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1 comment

  • First off, the cups are excellent; heavy weghit cast stainless and very nicely finished, but these come out of the same Chinese factories that produce dozens of other brands under contract and you can get the same quality level for half this price if you’re willing to give up the All-Clad name. If you must have this brand be aware of the marketing strategies at work here. This set from amazon is about $50 (at the time of this writing) and contains 5 cups of mixed sizes (1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, and 1 cup). A 4 cup set (available at Williams-Sonoma for $30) contains the 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup and 1 cup selection. W-S also carries a combo set for $39 that includes the 4 cups and the matching 4 measuring spoon set. Figure on about $9 W-S shipping and you’re looking at 5 cups from amazon (how often are you going to use the 1/3 2/3 cup vs. the missing 3/4 cup size?) or 4 cups and 4 spoons from W-S. W-S also carries another set of the odd size cups and spoons as an add-on for $30.Trying to noodle through this made my head hurt so I got the CIA set instead and couldn’t be happier, but do check out the sizes to know just what you’re getting. This marketing strategy is becoming more prevalent and All-Clad seems to be in the forefront (if you’re looking for high end mixing bowls . check out the sizes as well; sets from different retailers contain different sizes).

    Cleonice

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