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Mmmmmm Yummy - Whoopie Pie Recipe from Everyday with Rachel Ray!

I just received a fabulous recipe in my email box today. And it wasn't just any recipe..it was from the gals at Everyday with Rachel Ray! So even though I profess that I never bake and prefer store bought confectionary items, if Rachel Ray wants to send me a dish or two that is sure to please everyone in my family, who am I to refuse the offer?
Just in time for Halloween, the experts at Every Day with Rachel Ray are putting a seasonal spin on an old favorite with their mouth watering recipe for Whoopie Pies! So moms, if you've got a bake sale on the horizon, with the help of Rachel Ray and company, Role Mommy is here to give you the inside scoop on how to wow even the most finicky kid and the entire PTA.
Classic whoopie pies served with a twist ? pumpkin-flavored cakes filled with heavenly cream cheese frosting! Every Day Tip: If you?re in the mood for a refreshing, cold treat ? freeze the pies overnight. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (Makes 12) Prep time: 35 min Bake time: 10 min Ingredients: 1½ sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, 1 stick melted, 1/2 stick softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon plus 2 pinches salt 1 2/3 cups flour 4 ounces cream cheese, chilled 1 cup confectioners? sugar Recipe: Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the baking powder, the baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour. Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop 12 generous mounds of batter, spaced evenly, onto each baking sheet. Bake until springy to the touch, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter with the cream cheese. Add the confectioners? sugar and the remaining 2 pinches salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; mix on low speed until blended, then beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spread the flat side of 12 cakes with the cream cheese frosting. Top each with another cake.
If you are salivating at the thought of these delectable whoopie pies, then make sure you head to the newsstand or supermarket in the morning and pick up this month's issue of Everyday with Rachel Ray - they've got a lot more than whoopie pies in there that is sure to please the appetites of every member of your family!
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Posted in: Blog, Role Mommy Recommends on 09/18/2007

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