Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pumpkin Whoopie pies

This one feeds an army so only make it when there is a lot of people going to eat it but it tastes really good!

3 cups pumpkin
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening
3 eggs
5 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp vanilla
3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Cream pumpkin, sugar, shortening and eggs together in a large bowl. Gradually add dry ingredients. Drop them from a tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

2 egg whites, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening

In a medium sized bowl beat egg whites, vanilla,confectioners sugar well. Then add in the shortening and beat again until smooth. Spread filling between 2 pumpkin cookie halves.

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