How is weather there? Here it is bitter cold; my plants are going to die. I can’t help it. It is cycle of nature; they will come back next summer. It is 15th of November means baking partner’s challenge reveal date. This month we are going to do whoopie pies. I made this delicious mini pumpkin whoopie pie. My kids loved a lot.
This month challenge was suggested by Anitha’s kitchen diary. She suggested two whoopie pie recipe, one with pumpkin and other with chocolate. I want to try with pumpkin so choose pumpkin whoopie pie. Whoopie pies are considered a New England trend and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. Whoopie Pies have also been known as a “gobs.” in Western Pennsylvania. They are neither cookie, more like cake in cookie form. Usually sandwiched with sweeten filling.
I tried earlier a savory version of whoopie pie, end up throwing in the trash, so this time I was over cautious, read lot of recipes available in internet. Finally I combined the Joy of baking’s recipe which is suggested by Anitha also with Libby’s pumpkin whoopie pies. Made changes like reduce the sugar and increase spices, yes I went overboard with spices. It has cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves etc. Also added canned pumpkin puree along with egg and vanilla extract, I made mini version, as usual when I introduce a new recipe to my kids, I don’t know how they react.
I was wrong; they enjoyed a lot, even my daughter asked me to pack it in her lunch box. That is most reward I can get it is it. Even if f you are pumpkin hater, you will love it. I am sure about that. This is keeper recipe I am going to make it more often, may be going to start a tradition during thanksgiving month. I got about 28 mini cookies, which will make 14 whoopie pies when you sandwich them. You can double or triple the recipe to make a big batch.
Here comes the delicious pumpkin whoopie pies, please make sure to stop at other baking partner’s pages too. If you want to bake with us next month please shoot a mail.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.