Recipe by Dawn
"Great pumpkin flavored gobs. I've made these for church sales and everyone loves them. Also known as Whoopie Pies"
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1 1/2 cups
solid pack pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups
prepared vanilla pudding
I have been searching for a good pumpkin whoopie pie recipe for awhile and this is the one!! Not overly sweet or spicy but so moist. Great color and texture, I love it! Good thing I doubled the recipe, these won't be lasting long!! I did, however, use a cream cheese frosting/filling instead of the one shown. This one will be hard to beat!
I surely do not want to offend any person who has ever enjoyed this recipe, however my experience was a very negative one. The cake/ cookie part gave a way too much flower taste. The filling tasted like shortening (Crisco) the sugar in it was very crunchy even if we had used powered sugar the grease taste would still be there. To say the least I was totally disappointed. If I took this to my Church Social, I would be the first Presbyterian stoned to death in West Virginia.
I don't mean to be harsh, but don't think the five star ratings I have read are accurate since the people posting used a different filling. The filling is really bad, very grainy and no flavor. I think using butter instead of shortening and powdered sugar would have made it ten times better.
The cookie part was ok, but I have had better pumpkin cookies to. You are better off making a great pumpkin cookie recipe and filling it with a sweet cream cheese filling.
The cookies were wondeful. The filling, however, was awful. The sugar never dissolved into the shortening (even after beating for 10 minutes) so it had a grainy texture and not a lot of flavor. Perhaps powdered sugar might work better. I ended up using a cream cheese icing to fill these and they were delicious!
These are awesome, filled or not. I even made them healthier by subbing 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour for 3/4 cup of the a.p. flour. Great result. Used this filling recipe : 1/2 cup soft butter, 1 cup icing sugar, 1 cup marshmallow fluff (about half a jar), 1 tsp. vanilla. Beat with a mixer until light and fluffy.
Great! I too put chream cheese frosting between the gobs. They were eaten up in no time.
These come out like a cross between a cookie and a cake. Not supper sweet, but when you add your icing/filling (I used the Whipped Cream Cream Cheese Frosting from this site as other suggested, it was PERFECT!) they are just YUMMY!!! I didn't like making sandwiches out of them because after the first bite, the filling is squeezing out all over your hands... So, I just frosted the tops! It worked much better for me! Great for Halloween or Thanksgiving. It's a keeper!
These are good, but really rely on the frosting to pull them off as the cookie is pretty plain. If you want extrodinary "woopie pie" use the Iced Pumpkin Cookies recipe also from this site.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 130
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