I'm back! Hope you all enjoyed yesterday's post from JenFinn. If you're reading this now, the Blogger gods are smiling at me and have let me schedule my post while I do something highly embarrassing this morning which I may or may not tell you about in the coming weeks. I spent the majority of the day yesterday in bed. I wasn't sick, I just overindulged the night before and decided to have a lazy Saturday, but I don't feel so bad about it since I had cooked a whole spread for Halloween. Here's one of the treats I made for my friends. Whoopie pies have been popping up all over the food blogosphere and of course pumpkin whoopie pies are especially popular right now. These are really easy to make and my friend Tony helped frost them while I got everything else together (thanks honey!). These seemed to go over really well...or else my friends were lying to me. I only made a couple of changes to the original recipe. I used a little less sugar in the cookies and frosting and added a few dashes of cinnamon to the frosting and a little more to the cookies. Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. I look forward to bringing you some more treats from the Halloween gathering over the next few days.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
(From Sweets By Sarah)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
To make the frosting:
Put the butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a large bowl and with an electric mixer, beat on medium for about 1 minute until the mixture is smooth and thoroughly combined. Decrease the speed to low and add the powdered sugar in 2 additions and add the cinnamon. Beat until it is incorporated and the frosting is smooth.
Me with some queens at the WeHo Carnivale: