From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
Mickey’s Pumpkin Whoopie Pies ~ Recipe!
Well, it’s Halloween week and we’re feeling festive! Time for all kinds of pumpkin flavored treats. It’s everywhere we go from the coffee shop to Disney World! What about whoopie pies? Well our friends over at Disney Family have turned this classic into a delicious pumpkin treat! Check it out!
What You’ll Need
•2 cups flour
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 cup butter, softened
•1 cup brown sugar
•1 large egg, lightly beaten
•1 cup cooked pumpkin puree
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•Pastry bag with 3/4-inch or so opening (or large plastic food storage bag with a lower corner snipped)
•Cream cheese frosting (homemade or store bought)
How To Make It
⦁ Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt.
2. In a second mixing bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar together until creamy. Beat in the egg, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract.
3. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Then spoon the batter into the pastry bag.
4. For the Mickey faces, pipe 2.5-inch blobs of batter on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart. Remember, you need two for each whoopie pie. Use a clean fingertip to gently flatten the blobs into uniform circles, as shown. Tip: dipping your fingertip in water periodically will keep the batter from sticking to it.
5. Pipe small ear blobs at the top of each batter face, keeping them as close in size as possible. Again, use a wet fingertip to flatten them, as shown above.
6. Bake the Mickey pumpkin cakes until they spring back when you press down on the center (about 8 to 10 minutes). Let them cool on the baking sheet slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
7. Spoon cream cheese frosting into a pastry bag.
8. Pair up the baked pumpkin cakes, matching the shapes and sizes as best you can. Working with one pair at a time, turn one of the cakes face down and pipe moderate mounds of frosting on the face and ears. Top the frosted cake with its match and gently press down to spread the filling and hold the whoopie pie together. Store leftover whoopie pies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.