Thinking of fall, one immediately thinks of pumpkins. Pumpkin decorations, carving pumpkins, some people even like to wear them. Well, here is a way to make pumpkins that not only look great, but also taste great.
“I love to eat pumpkin flavored everything around Halloween and Thanksgiving,” said Kayla Macvean, senior.
For those anxious to start baking, pumpkin whoopee pies are an excellent option.
Here are the few ingredients that you will need in order to begin:
• 1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter (1 stick melted and ½ softened)
• 1 cup packed light brown sugar
• 2 large eggs, at room temperature lightly beaten
• 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
• 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• ¾ teaspoon plus 2 pinches salt
• 1 2/3 cups flower
• 4 ounces cream cheese, chilled
• 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Once all of these ingredients are gathered, get ready to start baking!
“I only like to bake if it is something easy and doesn’t take a long time,” said Sara McAveney, junior.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Then, begin placing the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, starting with the melted butter and brown sugar. Whisk the eggs and mix into the bowl with the remaining ingredients.
Lastly, use an ice cream scooper to scoop the batter evenly onto the cookie sheets. Bake until springy to the touch for about ten minutes.
For the frosting, use an electric mixer to mix the softened butter and cream cheese. Add the confectioner sugar, 2 pinches of salt and vanilla extract. Mix on a low speed until all of the ingredients are blended together.
When completed, spread the frosting on each of the pumpkin whoopee pies, and enjoy!
“Baking during the holidays is my favorite time to bake, especially when it involves something pumpkin flavored,” said Tess Keagan, senior.
For fellow pumpkin lovers, this recipe is sure satisfy.