I'm not a huge fan of marshmallow in it's 'natural' state and marshmallow creme holds a close second to that so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about these little guys. As I read the recipe I saw that
the filling calls for marshmallow creme.
(The funny thing is that I had a full jar in my pantry...I have no idea why considering I don't use it. hmmm.)
But guess what? If you mix it with butter and powdered sugar it's amazing!!! ha!
I found this particular recipe on Julie's blog, Joy's Hope, and she found it on Pinterest.
(She has 3 super cute girls, a new baby boy and a story I can unfortunately relate to. If you read Joy's story, you'll
understand what I mean. Anyway, her family lives in the same area we did before we moved, so I feel a
certain kinship to her for those reasons, although I don't know her personally. Corny, I know, but hey...)
They are THE BOMB!! They have the lightest pumpkin flavor and that filling....oh my goodness. I don't even need a stinkin' whoopie pie to eat it! Just give me the dang spoon already!!
I used a whoopie pie pan and as good as they are at holding the round shape, they leave little to be desired in the process of getting the dough flat. I sprayed the bottom of a measuring cup to help press down the top a little bit, but they still were a little poofy. Not a big deal, really, just something that I came across....
Anyway, here's the recipe:
Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies
One pouch sugar cookie mix.
1 tbsp flour
1/2 c canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 butter, softened
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2/3 c marshmallow creme
1/3 c butter, softened
2/3 c powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375*
1. In a medium bowl, stir together cookie mix and flour. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
2. Scoop (I use a cookie scoop, but 1-2 tablespoons should fill the cup 2/3 of the way...or a tad more) into pan. If using a regular cookie sheet, drop 2 inches apart.
3. Bake 8-10 minutes.
4. While baking, mix filling with an electric mixer.
5. Wait for cookies to cool completely before adding filling and assembling. I rolled ours in some fall-ish sprinkly balls and also some mini semi sweet chocolate chips. So good either way!!