Happy Halloween!

As I’ve already mentioned, Fall (and especially Halloween) is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. Although I didn’t have a creative costume for Halloween this year, I definitely enjoyed (and will continue to enjoy) all of the other perks of this time of year – namely all of the FOOD (of course!), decorations, weather/leaf color changes and spending more time with family and friends!

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! Just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from this season/holiday so far!

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I totally cracked a smile and a slight giggle upon hearing the name of this pie-cake concoction the first time (and, yes, I might have been acting immature). However, apparently the history and naming of the Whoopie Pie is a hotly contested topic. Depending on where you live, you may or may not have heard of this esteemed dessert. But, I do guarantee that you have eaten it at some point in your life or had something very similar.

In my opinion, the Whoopie Pie is less of a “pie” and more of a cake-like sandwich with the frosting diverted to the center instead of on-top. But, the key to making these different is the filling and the type of which you decide to make.

Amongst the many different varieties of Whoopie Pie (chocolate, red velvet, vanilla, etc.), I decided to make Pumpkin Whoopie Pies to spin some festivity into a normal Sunday.

Step 1:  Mix Dry Ingredients

Step 2: Combine With Wet Ingredients

Step 3: Form Rounded Patties and Bake

Step 4: Cream Butter and Cream Cheese

Step 5: Add Bourbon, Vanilla and
Powdered Sugar; Chill

Step 6: Assemble and Eat!

The filling used in this recipe is surprisingly lighter in nature and left us all wanting more (as I was told I needed to be more generous in my dousing of filling for these next time!). I’d like to make these again just for the fact that they are incredibly easy, delicious and make a great treat that is just a bit different than an average piece of cake.

Can I get a “whoop whoop” for Whoopie Pies?

Cheers!