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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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This recipe is adapted from a recipe found on allrecipes.com by Deb Stuber.

Makes 24 whoopie pies.

INGREDIENTS

* 1 cup shortening

* 2 cups packed brown sugar

* 2 eggs

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 3 1/2 cups gluten-free flour mix + 3 teaspoons xantham gum

* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

* 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

* 1 teaspoon ground ginger

* 1 1/2 cups canned cooked pumpkin

* FILLING:

* 1/4 cup gluten-free flour mix

* Dash salt

* 3/4 cup milk

* 1 cup shortening

* 2 cups confectioners' sugar

* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; add to creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin.

2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets; mold into whoopie pie shape and flatten slightly with greased hands. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-11 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

3. For filling, combine the flour and salt in a saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth; cook and stir over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Cover and refrigerate until completely cooled.

4. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add chilled milk mixture; beat for 7 minutes or until fluffy. Slice cookies in half. Spread on the bottom of half of the cookie halves; top with remaining cookie halves. Store in the refrigerator.

***I used the following gluten free flour mixture: 3 parts white rice flour, 2 parts potato starch flour, 1 part tapioca starch***


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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sounds good, another funny thing....my coworker and I were just talking about Whoopie Pies 15 minutes ago, she wanted to make gluten free Whoopie pies....between this and the Kaboom cereal dream, I think we are on the same wavelength at the moment.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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sounds good, another funny thing....my coworker and I were just talking about Whoopie Pies 15 minutes ago, she wanted to make gluten free Whoopie pies....between this and the Kaboom cereal dream, I think we are on the same wavelength at the moment.

:) Sad that a silly cereal could actually throw a Celiac into odd dreams, huh? Hope you at least had a good time down there in Florida. ;) If I knew what it tasted like I would order a case from Amazon, but sadly I've never tried the cereal so I don't want to risk it.


~Angie~

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Angie ... I've past this thread a couple of times, and I'm sorry ... I just can't resist.

The word Whoopie .. Have you ever seen the TV show the "Newlywed Game"? Whoopie was constantly used for .... well, you know :lol: Well, the word Sex wasn't used when that show first started. At least not on public television. :lol:

That recipe really does sound good, but in this house I would have to rename it :lol:


Shirley

[save the Earth, It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Gluten free since 1989

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Angie ... I've past this thread a couple of times, and I'm sorry ... I just can't resist.

The word Whoopie .. Have you ever seen the TV show the "Newlywed Game"? Whoopie was constantly used for .... well, you know :lol: Well, the word Sex wasn't used when that show first started. At least not on public television. :lol:

That recipe really does sound good, but in this house I would have to rename it :lol:

I love that show! Whoopie is the one word you always think of when you hear Newlywed game. Half the questions deal with how many times they have whoopie, where they have whoopie...etc. The answers are so funny too.


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Guest jokamo

Those whoopie pies sound fantastic, but I am trying to lose a bunch of weight. Is there a sustitution for all the shortening that is in these pies? Any ideas? :)

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is a whoopie pie like a jos louis?


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A whoopie pie is two soft cake-like cookies with a frosting cream in the center. Kind of like a big, soft Oreo, except this recipe is pumpkin flavor rather than the traditional chocolate. They're very tasty.

You know guys, I've actually never seen the Newleywed Game. Please tell me that makes me too young rather than too old.

Jokamo, I'm not sure what you would use to replace the shortening. For the filling you could probably just make a light cream cheese frosting instead of the filling recipe given. That would reduce the caloric content a little bit if you used light cream cheese.


~Angie~

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A whoopie pie is two soft cake-like cookies with a frosting cream in the center. Kind of like a big, soft Oreo, except this recipe is pumpkin flavor rather than the traditional chocolate. They're very tasty.

You know guys, I've actually never seen the Newleywed Game. Please tell me that makes me too young rather than too old.

Jokamo, I'm not sure what you would use to replace the shortening. For the filling you could probably just make a light cream cheese frosting instead of the filling recipe given. That would reduce the caloric content a little bit if you used light cream cheese.

Thanks for the explanation. I've never heard of whoopie pies but they sure sound good now.


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First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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My Mom makes the traditional chocolate ones, we called them "black moons". I am so excited to find this one, I can't wait to try it.

Have you ever tried to make the chocolate ones?

Thanks for posting this!


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Improved on gluten free diet

Enterolab results confirmed suspicions on Jan. 29th 2007

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You know guys, I've actually never seen the Newleywed Game. Please tell me that makes me too young rather than too old.

:lol::lol: Yup, you're just too young! You could catch some re-runs though if you have the game chanel on cable or satilite :lol:


Shirley

[save the Earth, It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Gluten free since 1989

West Kootenay.... British Columbia

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I'm planning on trying to make the traditional chocolate ones at some point. I just haven't had time to do a whole lot of experimenting lately. I'm kind of falling into some food ruts (cravings). I don't have a recipe yet that I'm pleased with, that's why I went ahead and converted the pumpkin ones.

Search around on allrecipes.com and just use my flour mix instead of the all purpose flour. Don't forget to add xantham gum. I haven't had a single recipe fail using that flour mix. I generally add 1 teaspoon xantham gum per cup of flour mixture. If you decide to experiment doing this and it turns out well, let us know.


~Angie~

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:lol::lol: Yup, you're just too young! You could catch some re-runs though if you have the game chanel on cable or satilite :lol:

Whew... Well, that's a relief. I'm getting to that point in my life where I'm starting to question how young I actually am anymore. Funny thing though, most of my friends are in their early 20's. Ha. My husband told me I was turning 30 this year!!! Thank God he's horrible with math and dates and I'm only turning 29. Still, it was quite the surpise hearing that.


~Angie~

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Oh YUM!!!!!

Ya know, the Dean boys just did a show on the Food Network recently, (Road Tasted) where they visited a lady who made Whoopie Pies. I've been dying for one... and I'm going to have to make this recipe!!! =)


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