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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. Emily — 11/16/10 @ 5:09 pm

    My favorite Pampered Chef item is my pizza stone. I keep it in the oven at all times. It is durable and works beautifully!

  2. AnnieBee — 11/16/10 @ 6:22 pm

    Too many to choose just one… The forged cutlery is up there though!

  3. Kelly — 11/16/10 @ 6:47 pm

    Love the batter bowls – got 2 for Christmas last year and have used them tons!

  4. Ivy — 11/16/10 @ 7:16 pm

    My favorite is the pizza stone. It lives in our oven, but spends its summer vacations on the grill. :P

  5. kribss — 11/16/10 @ 7:40 pm

    i love their can opener!

  6. Taylor C — 11/16/10 @ 7:53 pm

    My favorite Pampered Chef item is the ice cream scoop that warms in your hand and scoops ice cream perfectly.

  7. dc — 11/16/10 @ 8:10 pm

    My fave PC item is my garlic press. 5 years and and running….

  8. Chris E — 11/16/10 @ 9:40 pm

    Their Bamboo wooden spoons. I love them! They are tough!
    Oh yeah and the ice cream scoop ( just saw that posted above). That thing rocks.

  9. Rosanna — 11/16/10 @ 9:43 pm

    My favorite PC item is the covered baker! You can make so many things in it and everything comes out fabulous!

  10. elaine — 11/16/10 @ 10:39 pm

    LOL… after selling this stuff back in 95 I have a couple of things still around. I would have to say.. stupid as this sounds – the favorite is the spoonula. half spoon half spatula. I dont even know if they sell this anymore. It was that or the cutting board. LOVE the stuff.

  11. Carla — 11/16/10 @ 11:19 pm

    I just put in an order for a few more things. I must say that my favorite things are my knives. I have the whole set. There isn’t one that I don’t love. Even the kitchen shears. LOVE THEM!!

  12. patti — 11/16/10 @ 11:48 pm

    would love to have the food chopper; my GF has one and raves about how it makes life so much easier . . . especially when chopping onions!

  13. Rose — 11/17/10 @ 12:31 am

    I love the stoneware, but I will not chop nuts without the food chopper (when I use a knife the nuts just go flying everywhere!).

  14. Jeanie — 11/17/10 @ 5:46 am

    I don’t own any Pampered Chef items but the Reversible Bamboo Carving Board looks great!!

  15. Marisa — 11/17/10 @ 9:06 am

    Definitely the garlic press.

  16. Monica — 11/17/10 @ 11:57 am

    Ohh I’m with you, I like the bowls too.!

  17. JudyH — 11/17/10 @ 12:11 pm

    I love their stoneware baker and bar pans.

  18. pat zachary — 11/17/10 @ 12:19 pm

    use the batter bowls all the time – also love the stone with a lip on it

  19. Mary Beth — 11/17/10 @ 12:19 pm

    I love, love, LOVE the Pampered Chef scoop and serve spoons – I have five of them in different sizes and I love that I can use them on any pan and any heat level.

  20. Kiy — 11/17/10 @ 12:21 pm

    Frankly, I can’t live without my chopper. There are other brands out there, but NONE compare. I use mine daily, more than that sometimes! There’s nothing that baby won’t chop. I don’t have the bowls, darn, now I think I might have to invest in those too!

  21. michele — 11/17/10 @ 12:21 pm

    I don’t have anything from pampered chef. I would love to try anything from their pots to their stainless steel collander.

  22. Rhonda — 11/17/10 @ 12:22 pm

    I don’t own any items from Pampered Chef as of yet, I have heard wonderful things about the stoneware/cookware – I actually have a long distance friend who raves about the items she gets from Pampered Chef.

  23. Zarah — 11/17/10 @ 12:23 pm

    I love using their adjustable measuring spoons!! It’s so convenient and easy!

  24. Suzanne — 11/17/10 @ 12:23 pm

    This will be tough, because I have so many Pampered Chef products. I use my batter bowls almost every day, ditto with my prep bowls, essential when I ‘mise’ a recipe (I’m a test cook) My baking stone lives in the oven, then there’s the collapsible bowls that come in so handy on our boat, where storage space is at a premium! But… it would have to be the grapefruit knife. I know, I know, but there’s nothing worse that trying to section a gorgeous grapefruit, only to have a substandard grapefruit knife butcher it! My Pampered Chef grapefruit knife does the job so well, that I bought extras & put them in my 3 daughters Christmas stockings a few years ago.

  25. Soyon — 11/17/10 @ 12:25 pm

    pizza stone… sadly I dont’ know any consultants anymore.

  26. bethany — 11/17/10 @ 12:29 pm

    oh man, i just broke my pampered chef pizza stone a couple weeks ago – had it for 10 years & absolutely LOVED it – & not just for pizza either!

  27. Lindsay — 11/17/10 @ 12:34 pm

    I can’t live without my PC scoops. I’ve got one in each size, and they are perfect for cookies and cupcakes and ice cream. LOVE them. :)

  28. Pam — 11/17/10 @ 12:36 pm

    I absolutely love their measure-all cup. If you haven’t tried it, you should. I’m sure you’d find you can’t live without it :-)

  29. Renee — 11/17/10 @ 12:50 pm

    I love my spatula!

  30. Amy — 11/17/10 @ 12:51 pm

    I have to pick just one? I’d have to say the garlic press (but the cookie scoops, corn butterer and holders are a pretty close second).

  31. Katrina Deaton — 11/17/10 @ 1:44 pm

    Really I would love any of it. but batter bowls, trifle bowl those would be top choices

  32. Katie — 11/17/10 @ 1:45 pm

    Hi, I don’t have any pampered chef items but I think I would love the pizza stone, the bowls do look good too!

  33. Amy — 11/17/10 @ 1:52 pm

    I recently got the pizza stone from my friend’s catalog show and love it! I love the look of the bamboo items too, though I don’t own any.

  34. Jayne W — 11/17/10 @ 2:13 pm

    I love my round sandwich cutter that seals the edges so the pb&j doesn’t fall out- can be used for most anything that needs to be sealed. Ice cream scooper is the best, too!

  35. julie — 11/17/10 @ 2:28 pm

    the cookie press!

  36. Christina Reyes — 11/17/10 @ 2:56 pm

    I don’t have any Pampered Chef items… but I absolutely love that Trifle Bowl!

  37. MaryAnn — 11/17/10 @ 3:23 pm

    Just 2 days ago a friend and I were discussing cutlery and she was bragging on her 7″ Santoku from Pampered Chef. I actuallyput it on my wish list…. Jaden? WHoopie Pies Look yum!

  38. Crystal — 11/17/10 @ 3:34 pm

    I love my stoneware, bakes up perfect bread!

  39. denise — 11/17/10 @ 3:54 pm

    there are SO many that i love, but i LOVE my classic batter bowl the most. i use it for EVERYthing!

  40. ileen — 11/17/10 @ 3:58 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed the Pampered Chef products I’ve purchased. I use the spoon spatula all the time! I would love the pizza stone – my son wants to try making pizzas!

  41. Elowyn C — 11/17/10 @ 4:02 pm

    The food chopper looks unbelievably handy, especially since living in a college dorm makes large appliances an impossibility for me!

  42. Patty Barger — 11/17/10 @ 4:08 pm

    Love everything Pampered Chef, but my favorite is the batter bowls!

  43. Marsha Miller — 11/17/10 @ 4:33 pm

    The Pampered Chef food chopper………my all time favorite kitchen item!

  44. Ann Chilcoat — 11/17/10 @ 7:36 pm

    I have a Pampered Chef Mandolin that I love and used for years. I’d like to have the middle size scoop for making all those Christmas cookies every year.

  45. Arlene Thomas — 11/17/10 @ 7:39 pm

    Ice Dipper- there is none other like it. LOVE IT!

  46. LaJuana — 11/17/10 @ 8:07 pm

    I have SO many Pampered Chef favorites…hard to narrow to one! The clay loaf pan? I use it weekly for ABin5 loaves… The pizza stone, the only way to bake pizza! The mix ‘n scraper, first choice when grabbing a spatula…I must use a dozen Pampered Chef items every week…and I haven’t bought any in eons. Would love some new pieces!

  47. Debbie Carrino — 11/17/10 @ 10:49 pm

    I own almost every item Pampered Chef has ever made! All of it is top quality and very practical. My favorite item has to be the quick stir pitcher, because we use it every day! It is so easy to use and it fits perfectly in our fridge !!!The spatulas and their kitchen shears, their chopper and the mini spatula, the apple peeler/corer/slicer, and the pizza cutter are great favorites of my family too! Finally, dearest to my heart is my big batter bowl, not just because it is amazing to use, but becaue it was my first PC tool, and because it was a gift from my dear husband’s dad and his lovely wife, Ginger! Every time I use it, I get a warm fuzzy reminder of what good food, made with love from families and friends, is all about.

  48. Mouse — 11/17/10 @ 10:53 pm

    Sounds so simple, but the pie server. What a great tool. I guard that like my life. Does not go out of the house. My second is my cutting board. I have had this for years and it does not stain or retain odors. Love it.

  49. Aleta — 11/17/10 @ 11:16 pm

    I love the wooden cooking spoons.

  50. Chantel Ho — 11/17/10 @ 11:34 pm

    I don’t have any of this product but I would LOVE to have it