Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
A few weekends ago we had a yard sale and I decided that I wanted to see if I could make a few extra bucks selling Whoopie Pies. I made both regular chocolate and pumpkin chocolate chip. Today I’m going to share the recipe I use for my pumpkin chocolate chip whoopie pies.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies:
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400º. In stand mixer cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Add to creamed mixture alternating with pumpkin. Add chocolate chips. Use a cookie scoop to make evenly shaped dough balls on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in oven and bake roughly 10 minutes.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup crisco
- 4 cups confectionery sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- milk to reach desired consistency – I wouldn’t start with more than a tablespoon – add from there
While the whoopie pie cakes are baking make the filling. In stand mixer cream butter and crisco. Slowly add the confectionery sugar. When the sugar is all mixed in add vanilla. Next add one tablespoon of milk and mix thoroughly. Add more milk to reach desired consistency (if the filling ends up too runny you can add more sugar).
After the whoopie pies cool I use the same cookie scoop for filling. I place on scoop of filling on one whoopie pie cake and sandwich it with another. Repeat until all cake pieces have been made into whoopie pies. Then try not to eat them all in one sitting!!
Have you ever had a whoopie pie? What is your favorite flavor? I have been meaning to make Bailey’s Irish Cream Whoopie Pies from Burn Me Not but I never get around to buying the Bailey’s – they need to be next on my baking list! If you have a recipe you love let me know – I would love to feature it!