I saw these on Martha, at least a year ago. I had to make them. It took me forever to do it but I made them. I have to say they were much better after a day of hanging around. The flavors really had time to develop. I did the filling a bit differently but followed the recipe for the most part.
PUMPKIN WHOOPIE PIES
Adapted from this recipe at Martha Stewart, compliments of the authors of Baked.
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground cloves
2 cups firmly packed dark-brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups pumpkin puree, chilled
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
FOR THE CREAM-CHEESE FILLING
8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3 – 4 Tbsp. milk or cream
2 tsp. vanilla.
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves; set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and oil until well combined. Add pumpkin puree and whisk until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk until well combined. Sprinkle flour mixture over pumpkin mixture and whisk until fully incorporated.
Using a pastry bag, pipe rounds of dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Smooth out points with a wet finger. Transfer to oven and bake until cookies are just starting to crack on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of each cookie comes out clean, about 10-15 minutes depending on their size. Let cool 10 minutes on pan then move to a cooling rack.
Make the filling: Place butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Stop mixer before adding sugar to avoid a large mess. Add sugar, 3 tablespoons milk or cream, and vanilla. Beat frosting, starting on slow, increasing your speed until frosting is nice and creamy. Add up to 1 more tablespoon milk if frosting is too thick. Fold in 7 oz jar of Marshmallow creme. Frost cookies.