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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe Pampered Chef

I just hosted the The Pampered Chef’s first-ever live cooking show yesterday  – click on video below to watch the show.

The recipe for the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is below – but I’m warning you – they are incredibly addictive. That creamy center has marshmallow creme! Also, all of the products featured in the show will be given away – we’ve got lots of goodies!

To enter the giveaway, just comment below and tell me what your favorite Pampered Chef item is (mine are the batter bowls!) If you don’t have any Pampered Chef item, tell me what you’d like to have. Contest ends on November 18, 2010. Pampered Chef consultants are not eligible to win….but please tell your customers to enter! GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winners: #811 Carla; #324 Katie; #7 Denise; #46 Susitrvl; #878 Erin; #74 Karen; #724 Cathy; #467 Becca; #588 Jessica; #426 Laura; #302 Amana

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Recipe

Servings: Makes 16 pumpkin whoopie pies Prep Time: Cook Time:
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe Pampered Chef

Whoopie pies have roots in Pennsylvania's Amish country. As legend has it, Amish women would pack them into their husbands' lunchboxes. Upon discovering them, the men would shout “Whoopie!”

Whoopie pies can be wrapped and refrigerated up to 1 day in advance.

To make smaller sandwiches, use a smaller scoop. The Medium Scoop makes 24 sandwiches and bakes for 12-14 minutes per batch. The Small Scoop makes 48 sandwiches and bakes for 13-16 minutes per batch.

Recipe courtesy of The Pampered Chef

Ingredients:

For the cookies:
3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus Spice Blend (or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg)
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) butter (2 sticks), softened
2 cups (500 mL) packed brown sugar
1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) (1¾ cups/425 mL)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped, dividedfor the filling:
3/4 cup (175 mL) butter (11/2 sticks), softened
2 oz (60 g) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (250 mL) powdered sugar
1 jar (7.5 oz/213 g) marshmallow creme

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, spice blend, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. In mixer, beat butter and brown sugar medium-high speed until creamy. Add pumpkin; beat until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. (Mixture will be thin, like a muffin batter.) Gradually add flour mixture; beat until well blended.

2. Using a large cookie scoop (about 2" diameter), scoop batter onto prepared Cookie Sheet 2 in. (5 cm) apart; slightly flatten cookies with back of scoop. Press half of the walnuts into half of the cookies. Bake 16-19 minutes or until cookies spring back when lightly pressed. Slide parchment and cookies onto cooling rack; cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter and walnuts.

3. Using clean beaters, beat together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and marshmallow cream on medium-high speed in until well blended. To assemble cookies, turn the cookies without nuts bottom side up. Using a clean, large cookie scoop, scoop filling onto each cookie bottom. Top with remaining cookies with walnuts, pressing down slightly so that the filling spreads to the edge. Wrap each cookie individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.



883 Responses to “Pumpkin Whoopie Pies”

  1. Louise — 11/17/10 @ 11:54 pm

    my favorite all time tool is the little spatula, i use it for cookies, pancakes …love them

  2. Lynn Daws — 11/18/10 @ 12:20 am

    I dont have any pampered chef yet…but my sister LOVES her bread knife and her pizza stone, and all her other PC things. I think I better get out there and get me some too. This recipe sounds so yummy, I would love to win any of these items. Thanks and good luck everyone!

  3. chayce — 11/18/10 @ 1:08 am

    My favorite is the trifle bowl it is amazing i could really use it it is a pain to layer in regular bowls and it makes them look amazing

  4. Stephanie — 11/18/10 @ 1:11 am

    I have the batter bowl – love it!

  5. Kerri — 11/18/10 @ 7:36 am

    I would love the mini donut pan!!! Not that I need any more specialty pans but its a hard habit to break!

  6. Anjana S — 11/18/10 @ 9:29 am

    Saw the video it is a good one :)Good luck for more video in the future. I would love a Adjustable Tiered Tower or a Trifle Bowl. I just about started to collect the kitchen items necessary. Thanks.

  7. Jessie — 11/18/10 @ 10:14 am

    I love their tiny spatulas. I want 100 of them!

  8. Sarah from WI — 11/18/10 @ 12:51 pm

    I like my big measuring bowl

  9. Lynn — 11/18/10 @ 4:36 pm

    My very favorite Pampered Chef item is the corkscrew. :)

  10. Judy — 11/18/10 @ 4:38 pm

    I love my Pampered Chef pizza stone!

  11. Melissa — 11/18/10 @ 5:01 pm

    Love my pizza stone and corn kernel remover :D

  12. Paul Gastwirth — 11/18/10 @ 5:01 pm

    I don’t own any Pampered Chef products but I would love a cookie press. Thanks for the offer.

  13. Paul Gastwirth — 11/18/10 @ 5:03 pm

    I don’t own any Pampered Chef products but I’d love to use their cookie press. Thanks.

  14. Kensyn — 11/18/10 @ 5:12 pm

    I put garlic in EVERYTHING, so the garlic press is my all-time favorite tool. I would love to get those batter bowls and try the food chopper though! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  15. Shelly — 11/18/10 @ 5:49 pm

    My favorite items are the measureable spoons and cups as will as the stoneware cooking dishes. Thanks.

  16. Beth — 11/18/10 @ 5:57 pm

    Wow! That’s a tough decision to make! Let’s see – if I had to choose which of my Pampered Chef items is my favorite, I would have to say the Ice Cream Dipper. I love the way it just glides into the ice cream, making serving ice cream effortless. Thanks!

  17. NickR — 11/18/10 @ 6:43 pm

    My Pampered Chef Chef’s knife. It is great! :-)

  18. Betty — 11/18/10 @ 6:44 pm

    Pampered Chef is a staple at my house, but I don’t have the bowls

  19. Angie — 11/18/10 @ 8:05 pm

    I don’t own anything from Pampered Chef, but I’ve sure looked quite a bit! I’d take some batter bowls any day of the week. You can never have too many, right??

  20. Alli — 11/18/10 @ 8:35 pm

    I don’t have anything from the Pampered Chef but have often admired others’ items! I could sure make use of all of that!

  21. Shannon — 11/18/10 @ 9:07 pm

    I don’t have anything from the Pampered Chef but would like to try the juliene peeler.

  22. Diana Biela — 11/18/10 @ 9:22 pm

    I love my V-slicer that I bought years ago and still use often

  23. Doreen — 11/18/10 @ 10:03 pm

    I love pampered chef products – they are made sooo well and seem to last forever … it’s very hard to pick a favorite – so I’ll pick the product I use most frequently – which is my pampered chef garlic press. I use it all the time … I love garlic in most savory dishes…

  24. Katrina — 11/18/10 @ 10:11 pm

    The only pampered chef things I have is a baking stone and a garlic press I picked up at a garage sale. Both are great, but the garlic press works really great!

  25. Vee — 11/18/10 @ 10:35 pm

    I love my springform pan from Pampered Chef. Have been using that to make cheesecakes.

  26. Wendy — 11/18/10 @ 11:07 pm

    my favorite would have to be the food chopper, easy and convenient!

  27. Erin Niedergall — 11/18/10 @ 11:53 pm

    It’s simply their serrated bread knife! I use it ALOT!! Wouldn’t be without it!

  28. Erin — 11/19/10 @ 12:03 am

    I love love love my Pampered Chef pizza stone!

  29. Dipika — 11/19/10 @ 12:34 am

    I think I like the chopper the best!

  30. Linda I — 11/19/10 @ 12:39 am

    I love my Citrus Press for juicing lemons and limes. I enjoyed watching the video too! Lots of wonderful ideas!

  31. Tiffany — 11/19/10 @ 12:46 am

    My favorite Pampered Chef piece is my pizza stone. I’ve had it going on ten years now. It is well used and well loved.

  32. Mary Ann — 11/19/10 @ 1:02 am

    I don’t have anything yet but I’d love a pizza stone. Thx.

  33. hands down my favorite tool is the food chopper. You get to cook yummy food and get out aggression built up by the four year old bothering you non-stop while you’re cooking.
    :)