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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon,
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp.ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
    Preparation -
    Cream together sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix all ingredients together. Drop by tablespoonsful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, making them all about the same size. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool thoroughly. These will be large cake like cookies.

    Filling

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 T. flour
  • 4 T. milk
  • 4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening, such as Crisco
    Beat egg whites until stiff, set aside. Combine other ingredients, and beat very hard for several minutes at high speed. Fold in beaten egg whites.

    To assemble whoopie pies, take one soft pumpkin cookie spread it generously with filling; top with another cookie. Individually wrap each whoopie pie in plastic wrap.