Sunday, October 31, 2010

halloween dinner: pumpkin maple whoopie pies!

 our halloween dinner consisted of the fall-classic roasted root vegetables covered with fresh herbs,  butternut squash with sage and cranberries, dhal, and some amazing, original pumpkin whoopie pies with maple cream frosting.  in fact i made two maple frostings, one with butter, one with shortening.  very proud of these folks. 

want the recipe for these bad boys?


2 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup  plain yogurt
1 cup canned pumpkin 

mix the shuga and butter up nicely. add all the other wet ingredients, mix more. then add the dry ones. now mix your heart out. 
 cook 'em for 10 minutes at 350. do not over cook. let cool on cooling rack.

while the pie's are cookin', make the whoop. 
1 c confectioners sugar
4 or 5 tbs of maple syrup (to taste)
1 stick of butter or the equivalent with shortening. shortening will give a more whipped flavor, butter will make it more creamy and drizzly.

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