My cute friend Stephanie, who also has a little boy named Oliver is guest posting this week on CuisineNie.
Oliver and I love trying new treats, especially when they are pumpkin treats.
This is my favorite baking season. It is just so delicious. As soon as Oliver got home from school today, we whipped up a batch of these pumpkin yummies.
Pumpkin Spice Whoopies
for the cookies:
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 package spice cake mix
1/2 cup milk
for the marshmallow spice filling:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
half of a 7-oz. jar marshmallow cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 375. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil (grease foil, if using).
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat pumpkin and butter on medium until smooth. Add cake mix, eggs, and milk; beat on low speed until combined, and then on medium speed for one minute.
3. By the heaping tablespoon, drop mounds of batter on cookie sheet; keep remaining batter chilled. Bake 15 minutes or until set and lightly browned around edges. Carefully remove from parchment or foil; cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, using new parchment paper for each batch.
If desired, place cookies in a covered storage container with waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking. Store cookies at room temperature for 24 hours. Prepare marshmallow spice filling up to 2 hours before serving.
4. To make marshmallow spice filling, beat 1/2 cup softened butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar, marshmallow cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until well combined.
5. Spread about 2 1/2 tablespoons filling on flat side of one cookie; top with a second cookie. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours.
Makes 15 whoopies.
I neglected to buy marshmallow cream. So I made the filling without it, and you know what? It was still really really good. I also put chocolate chips in half of them because really, who doesn't love chocolate chips? I would definitely make these again. But be prepared to share. They are rich.