Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies: (not) Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Dulce de Leche Filling

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies can be filed under the category of “not quite what it was supposed to be”. Now I’ve made whoopie pies before which I piped free-form because I don’t own a whoopie pie tin and they turned out ok, if a little irregular. For these ones, I loved Dorie’s suggestion of making them in muffin tins instead of free-form piping them so they turn out very small in order to make cute sandwiches.

Mini pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting on eatlivetravelwrite.comI thought I’d be clever and use a mini muffin tin instead of a regular-sized muffin tin but actually, for these, you need to use a regular sized pan (or a smaller cookie scoop) as the batter should not completely fill the tin pre-bake as it did in the mini size – they just bake into muffins/ cakes).

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing on eatlivetravelwrite.comI took these to a charity dinner we hosted on the weekend and noone was complaining though – they are actually one of the few pumpkin desserts that I enjoyed – they are not overpoweringly-pumpkin-y (I might have gone a little light on the spices) and the cream cheese frosting was perfect (Dorie’s whoopie pies are filled with a marshmallow fluff-dulce de leche filling which I was never planning on making as I didn’t want marshmallow fluff hanging around the house because I might eat it all!). I’ll definitely remember this recipe next time I want a pumpkin dessert (though I do want to try them in whoopie pie form too!).

Get the recipe for Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Dulce de Leche Filling on page 309 Dorie’s Cookies.

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5 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie’s Cookies: (not) Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Dulce de Leche Filling

  1. Cakelaw November 21, 2017 at 15:28 #

    I like your little cakes – they are cute. This was a delicious recipe – would definitely make these again.

  2. Diane Zwang November 21, 2017 at 19:50 #

    Mardi you need to try these free form. I have been making whoopie pies for years and have never used a pan. These were a huge hit with my guests.

    • Mardi Michels November 21, 2017 at 21:00 #

      I have tried them free form – earlier this year. I was happy to see Dorie’s suggestion and I think if I had used the correct sized muffin tin it would have been fine.

  3. steph (whisk/spoon) November 22, 2017 at 22:30 #

    they make adorable cupcakes! and i liked these too…also skipped the fluff for the same reason as you!

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