Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mickey Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Buttercream

What could be better than soft pumpkin cookies
filled with a sweet marshmallow buttercream??
I know!!
Let's shape them like Mickey Mouse!!
Click below to watch
how to make these step-by-step.
Mickey Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
*makes 6 sandwiches
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 whole egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat softened butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Mix well.
Stir in flour mixture and blend until creamy.
Spoon into a pastry bag (without a tip) or a gallon-size plastic freezer bag and cut off 1-inch from tip (watch video above to see how this is done).
Squeeze 2 1/2-inch blobs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Dip fingers into flour and pat the blob to flatten. Now place the pastry bag at the top-right edge of the circle and squeeze a small blob. Do the same on the top-left edge. Now flatten those two blobs to make Mickey's ears. Repeat this process until you are out of dough.
Place cookie sheets in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees or until they spring back when lightly touched. Remove from oven and let cool while you make the filling.
Marshmallow Buttercream
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
Cream butter with electric mixer. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Add in marshmallow cream, vanilla and milk and blend until creamy.
Spoon into a gallon-size plastic freezer bag and cut off one corner to make a homemade icing bag.
Take one of the cooled cookies and place top side down so you have a flat surface to work on. Squeeze a large dollop in the center circle and then a small dollop on each ear. Top with a second cookie (flat side down) and gently smash together so the filling oozes to the edges. That's it! You're Mickey Whoopie Pie is all done and ready to devour. :D